Celebrate Mardi Gras at these local events in Charleston

Join these Charleston businesses to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Lowcountry from New Orelans-inspired food and drinks to live music.

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Who’s ready to party?

Photo provided by Bay Street Biergarten

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is next week (Feb. 13), and this celebration is filled with beads, masks, and delicious food. Check out where to celebrate in Charleston.

Mardi Gras Masquerade | Friday, Feb. 9 | 9 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St.

Don’t miss this free carnival at Bay Street Biergarten. Come dressed in your Mardi Gras best and dance the night away with music from DJ Jerry Feels Good. Pro tip: There will be drink specials and a costume contest.

Paw-Di-Gras | Friday, Feb. 9 | 4-7 p.m. | New Realm Brewing, 880 Island Park Dr.

This Mardi Gras-themed pet adoption will have Debbie Fisher Realty + Pet Helpers onsite with adoptable puppies. Michael’s Barkery will also be there.

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Have tea with a princess.

Photo provided by Hotel Bennett

Princess Tea with New Orleans Princess | Sunday, Feb. 11 | Hotel Bennett, 404 King St., Charleston

Experience afternoon tea service with a Mardi Gras flair. Stop by Hotel Bennett and see the bayou’s very own Princess Tiana. Seating times are 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2-4 p.m., and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Maybank Mardi Gras | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6 p.m. | The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., James Island

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Mike Quinn and Friend play the Meters on the main stage and Ward’s 9th Brass Band on the deck stage.

Third Thursday — Summerville Dream | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Hutchinson Square, W. Richardson + Short Central

Visit historic Downtown Summerville, which turns into a special marketplace with local entertainment and vendors — next week’s theme is Mardi Gras. There will be cajun food and live New Orlean Tunes played by the Summerville Orchestra.

Yappy Hour is an evening filled with drinks, dog fun, and live music.
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