The 18th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras will return on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 with a fun and wild neighborhood-wide party bus party crawl! The spirit of the French Quarter is taking over Hillcrest so break out your masks, rock your beads, and revel in your most daring and creative Mardi Gras costumes while you enjoy this unique party crawl through Hillcrest's best bars, clubs, and music venues!

Our All-Inclusive Mardi Gras Party Pass gives revelers free cover and exclusive access to drink deals, collectible beads, doubloons, giveaways, and special offers at bars, nightclubs, and music venues throughout Hillcrest! Revelers also get free parking and exclusive access to our four hop on/hop off Party Buses along with special giveaways and performances at five themed Party Stops!  Revelers can ride and explore every party bus and hop on/off as many times as they want from 6-11:30PM! 

Participating bars, nightclubs and businesses will form teams and compete to deck out their roaming party bus. Each bus will feature drag queens, music, entertainment, and special guests with the sole goal of entertaining you in the most decadent and flamboyant way possible as you explore and visit as many participating locations as you can!    

Check back soon for tickets and more information!


Hillcrest Mardi Gras benefits the programs and services of the Hillcrest Business Association, including neighborhood sidewalk cleaning and steamed power washing, trash collection, neighborhood gardening and landscaping, and maintenance of the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid photo ID to enter. Will call will be located at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.


If you are interested in sponsoring a Hillcrest Mardi Gras Party Bus or becoming a vendor, or if you would like to volunteer with the event please contact the Hillcrest Business Association, at or call (619) 299-3330.