Mardi Gras 2019!
The 17th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras celebration returns on Tuesday, March 5th 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!
Early Bird Party Passes are only $10 and will increase to $15 after the first 300 tickets run out! Free parking information and a full evening schedule of events is available below!
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. TO CHECKOUT ON OUR TICKETING SITE: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
2019 ROUTE AND SPECIALS:
STOP 1: GARDEN DISTRICT/WILL CALL (Pride Plaza)
Baja Betty's: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Welcome Shot
Hillcrest Brewing Company: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Welcome Shot
STOP 2: FRENCHMAN STREET (University Ave B/T Richmond and Vermont)
Gossip Grill: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Welcome Shot
Uptown Tavern: $1 Burger (until 10PM), $5 Hurricanes, $5 Draft Beers, $3 Shot Special
STOP 3: VOODOO COURTYARD (3rd and University Ave.)
MO's Bar and Grill: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Welcome Shot
Fiesta Cantina - Hillcrest: No Cover/Express Entry, 2-For-1 Happy Hour Drinks, Collectible Beads
STOP 4: ROYAL STREET (University Ave B/T 10th and Vermont)
Flicks: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Drink Special
Rich's San Diego: No Cover/Express Entry, Collectible Beads, Welcome Shot, 50% Off Drinks (6-11PM)
STOP 5: BOURBON STREET (University Ave B/T Vermont and Richmond)
AD Libitum: $6 Rum Runner Punch, $7 Bourbon Street Boys
The Merrow: No Cover/Express Entry, Welcome Drink, Drink Special
Mardi Gras Street Team Promotions
Find our street team at one of our Mardi Gras Pre-Parties and enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Hillcrest Mardi Gras! Our team will be out with beads, giveaways and drink specials, and can help you purchase tickets while you party!
ABOUT HILLCREST MARDI GRAS
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.
SPONSOR, VENDOR, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 299-3330.