Fat Tuesday on Flagler Ave in New Smyrna
Budweiser Clydesdales to lead Mardi Gras Parade at Fat Tuesday on Flagler Festival – February 21 in New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach’s annual Fat Tuesday on Flagler Festival will include some specially trained “pooper scoopers” as the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will lead the Mardi Gras parade that steps off at 7pm on Flagler Avenue near the ocean and heads west to Pine Street.
In addition to the Clydesdales, over 55 units or marching groups, vehicles and floats will make up the parade. It is expected some 70,000 beads will be tossed during the parade that traditionally attracts some 20,000 people.
In addition to the parade, Flagler Avenue’s dozen night spots will all have Mardi Gras parties with live bands, hurricane drink specials, themed give-aways and cajun menu items. In total party goers will be able to enjoy boiled craw fish, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, New Orleans shrimp and traditional king cakes.
Post-parade party locations include Atlantis Bistro, Breakers, Café Heavenly, Clancy’s Cantina, Flagler Tavern, Gnarly Surf Bar, Manzano’s Fine Foods, OM Bar and Chill Lounge, Peanut’s Sports Bar, That’s Amore, Tayton O’Brians, Toni and Joe’s Patio, Trader’s Sports Pub among others.
Fat Tuesday on Flagler is hosted by the Flagler Avenue Hospitality Group and the Flagler Merchants Association, and is sponsored by Little Blog Dress, Rue and Ziffra, and the Black Crow Event Group.
The festival is one of a series held each year on Flagler Avenue including St. Patrick's ShamRock N Roll, Cino de Mayo, and the Shrimp and Seafood Festival. Flagler Avenue is located beachside in New Smyrna Beach off the North Causeway Bridge. For event information and special Fat Tuesday on Flagler Festival accommodations, call 1-386-428-1600 or go to partyonflagler.com.