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5 Best Kept Secrets of Gaslamp Mardi Gras…Revealed!

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After 23 years, Gaslamp Mardi Gras continues to be at the forefront of creative surprises for attendees, making it the preferred Mardi Gras hot-spot to spend Fat Tuesday, February 28th. Three stages of music fire up at 5 pm and run non-stop through midnight, with the world famous parade stepping off at 9pm. Hip hop legend Warren G, known for his hit “Regulate”, will be headlining the event alongside a long list of talented performers and entertainers.

Dine out and grab a Food & Beverage Package

Food and drink packages feature a combination ticket that includes admission along with a $30 food/beverage credit at participating venues. These packages are just $55 for GA and $100 for VIP. What are the perks of the Food and Beverage Package, you may ask? This ticket offering is the only Fat Tuesday offering that doesn’t increase in price as the other tickets jump up the price tier! That means that you can still take advantage of a $25 General Admission ticket and $70 VIP ticket, regardless of current ticket price, all while enjoying a $30 food and drink credit at one of  the 17 participating restaurants (Full list at sdmardigras.com).

Immerse yourself in Mardi Gras with the Krash-A-Krewe ticket

Looking to be a part of the parade but can’t put together or finance a full krewe or float? Join the Brazilian Productions Ensemble and March down 5th Avenue alongside the most colorful dancers and lively drummers San Diego has ever seen! A krewe t-shirt will be provided but come prepared with lots of beads! Parade participation with the Brazilian Productions Ensemble can be added on to any tickets type for only $25!

Your wristband gets you deals throughout Downtown – not just at Mardi Gras

Your Mardi Gras wristband (GA and VIP) will get you drink specials featuring Sugar Island Rum, Tres Agaves Tequila, and Dos XX as well as no cover charge at over 25 of the hottest restaurants & bars in the Gaslamp Quarter & East Village.

We love our military (and military spouses)

Theye is a discount of $5 off GA tickets and $10 off VIP tickets to Mardi Gras for active and retired military personnel and their spouses as a way of saying “thanks!”

The best way to party is with Voodoo VIP perks!

Life is short. Grab life by the beads and go VIP. First, skip the line with the VIP easy-access entry to get the party started in a flash. VIP’s receive 7 complimentary drinks, access to the exclusive VIP parade viewing area, VIP Lounge, beads upon entry, VIP upgraded restrooms, $1 off all drinks at the VIP Bar, and access to the VIP Stage, Krewe De Vieux Stage, King Club Stage, Canal Street Stage.

Mardi Gras is sure to be a blast this year, and the Gaslamp Quarter is sure to put on one amazing event. Attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID to enter. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sdmardigras.com.

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