This year for Mardi Gras, we can’t party like normal or get to New Orleans. But there are plenty of ways to mark the celebrations. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove Tuesday.
One thing you can do for no cost at all is listen in to WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans community public radio station streaming great music all day and enjoy this video of houses decorated like the floats that usually parade through New Orleans for the holiday. You can see there are a few homes in the Richmond area joining the YARDI Gras decorating efforts on this map.
Richmond Mardi Gras Restaurant specials:
⭐️Live Crawfish & Seafood Restaurant is serving crawfish and beignets
⭐️ Eat some jambalaya at Redemption BBQ
⭐️ Lady N’awlins Cajun Café (2329 W Main St Richmond, VA 23220) Authentic Cajun and Creole Cuisine in a lively atmosphere on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia’s Fan District will be open on the weekend to keep the celebration going.
⭐️ POOR BOYS (203 N. Lombardy Sreet Richmond, VA 23220) brings old school New Orleans to the heart of RVA. Our goal is to make this restaurant and bar a second home for Richmonders nears and far. Try the Taste of Bourbon Street. Hours: WED-SAT 4p–8:45pm Order Online Only, Sun- BRUNCH 11:00a-4:00p Dine In Only.
⭐️ Trolleyeats.com was offering MARDI GRAS SPECIALS . They’ve got some tasty new items for ya! First on the list is a BRISKET po’ boy, coming with pickled red onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and remoulade. Additionally, they’ve got a Muffuletta sandwich and two classic po’boys (blackened chicken & fried shrimp). To brisket, use code TROLLEYEATS15, to get 15% off your order! (*Only on orders placed directly through our website)
MARDI GRAS ENTERTAINMENT AROUND RICHMOND
It’s a Mardi party at Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Fri., Feb. 19 from 5-9pm, Sat. Feb 20 from 12-6pm & Sun: Feb 21 from 1-5pm. Then again on Fri. Feb 26 from 5-9pm, Feb 27 from 12-6pm and Sun., Feb 28 from 1-5pm.
Let the good times roll at this ALL-NEW limited-capacity special event with big thrills from immersive live entertainment, delicious Cajun-inspired cuisine, festive cocktails, coasters & attractions, eight decorated villages, and more. For more information and to make a reservation click here: http://spr.ly/6008HwJP8 Admission is included with Membership, Annual Pass, Fun Card, Preschool Pass, Waves of Honor tickets, Military Pass and 2021 Friends & Family Pass. All guests must make a reservation to visit in advance in order to manage park capacity and maintain physical distancing. Requiring reservations allows the park to limit the number of guests on property each day, further enhancing the park’s rigorous safety protocols.
Sat. Feb. 20 AT 7PM- DOGTOWN DANCE THEATRE BRINGS NEW ORLEANS TO YOUR LIVING ROOM
Join Dogtown Dance Theatre for an evening of virtual performances by your favorite Dogtown dance artists to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021. Tickets: dogtown.vhx.tv/products/mardi-gras-rva-2021-goes-virtual
Ways to Celebrate Black History in Richmond
- RVA Dog-Friendly Parks
- Orchards and Berry Farms
- Richmond area farmers markets
- Richmond area scenic drives
- Historic sites in Richmond
- Visit Richmond MetroZoo
- The Ultimate List of RVA Parks and Playgrounds
- Historic Cemeteries in Richmond offer quiet solace of nature, window to the past and notable art