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January 2015

Durham Mardi Gras and Abita at Sam’s Quik Shop

January 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sam’s Quik Shop,
1605 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Sam’s Quik Mart has teamed up with Durham Mardi Gras to bring an even bigger and better-than-ever 2015 celebration to Durham. Come out to sample Abita brews with a food pairing on Friday, January 30th 4:30 – 7:30p. Sam’s will host a special tapping of Abita’s rare Bourbon St. Bier de Mars paired with cheese and fruits. You will also be able to sample seasonal offerings of Grapefruit IPA and Mardi Gras Bock  with proceeds from the event benefiting Durham Mardi Gras. New Orleans’ own…

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February 2015

Durham Mardi Gras at Bob Evans Durham

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Bob Evans Durham has generously offered to host a Community Fun Night for Durham Mardi Gras on February 2.  All you have to do is mention Durham Mardi Gras when you eat a meal at their establishment, or take one to go, and they will donate a portion of their sales, just to help us keep our parade and block party free for any and all who participate. You can also bring a printed flyer but a simple mention is enough!…

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Durham Mardi Gras and Abita at Growler Grlz

February 5 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 pm

Growler Grlz in Durham has teamed up with Durham Mardi Gras to bring an even bigger and better-than-ever 2015 celebration to Durham on Thursday, February 5th 4:30 –6:30p. Join us to try 3 of Abita‘s hottest IPAs in their portfolio. Jockamo, Grapefruit IPA and our brand new Wrought Iron IPA. All proceeds of Root Beer growlers sold during this time will benefit Durham Mardi Gras. Bring in your best dressed Growler and receive 25% off. New Orleans’ own Abita Beer brings “Culture on Tap” to locations throughout the…

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Durham Mardi Gras and Abita at Mattie B’s

February 12

Mattie B’s in Durham has teamed up with Durham Mardi Gras to bring an even bigger and better-than-ever 2015 celebration to Durham on Thursday, February 12th, time TBA. Abita Beer is taking over the taps! Nothing’s better than pizza and beer except when you add fun glassware to the mix! It’s time to get ready for Durham Mardi Gras so come decorated in beads. Limited edition 2015 t-shirts available while supplies last. New Orleans’ own Abita Beer brings “Culture on Tap” to locations throughout the Triangle area. Come find…

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Durham Mardi Gras and Abita at West 94th St Pub

February 12 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
West 94th St Pub,
4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707 United States
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West 94th Pub has teamed up with Durham Mardi Gras to bring an even bigger and better-than-ever 2015 celebration to Durham. Durham Mardi Gras makes a guest appearance bringing a bartender extraordinaire. Be gentle as the mystery novice learns the ropes and any tips received during that one very special hour, from 7-8pm, will support the festivities on February 17th. In addition, there will be a raffle of cool stuff with the drawing to take place at 8:15 - but you’ve got to be present to win! New Orleans’…

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$5

Samedi Gras at the Scrap Exchange

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Scrap Exchange,
2050 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707 United States
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Join the Bulltown Strutters at the Scrap Exchange for a food, fun and fab event to be had by all ages, on Samedi Gras, the Saturday before the Durham Mardi Gras Celebration. Beer and root beer provided by Abita on a donation basis.

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$10

Valentine’s Gras Party at Motorco

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Motorco Music Hall,
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Want a fabulous place to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day? What about celebrating in a New Orleans way? Let’s have a gigantic party to celebrate the coming Mardi Gras…but do it on Saturday Gras, uh, Samedi Gras instead, in a red hot Valentine’s Day fashion. What better thing – merging Valentine’s Day with Mardi Gras…all in downtown Durham! You can try out your parade costume, you can try out some New Orleans inspired beverages, you can try out some new dance moves all…

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Durham Mardi Gras – February 17th, 2015!

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

You guessed it –  on February 17, 2015, Durham Mardi Gras with its beads and boas is coming to the Bull City once again! Durham’s been at it since 2011 with thousands taking part in the biggest and craziest Fat Tuesday for miles around. There has been everything from kids’ costume extravaganzas to the Big Parade to amazing bands with dancing and carousing into the wee hours; the best in food and music from Louisiana and North Carolina. 2015 will…

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