All New Mardi Gras Weekend- Feb. 10th-13th 2018! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The 16th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras celebration returns on Saturday, February 10th with revelers embarking on an all-new neighborhood wide Party Bus Bar Hop! The spirit of the French Quarter is taking over Hillcrest- so break out your masks, unleash your hidden sensuality and revel in your most, daring, and creative Mardi Gras costumes while you enjoy-- no cover, and priority admission to Hillcrest's best bars, clubs, and music venues! It's the "Southern Decadence of Southern California'!"
Your All-Inclusive Mardi Gras Party Pass gives revelers an opportunity to sample cocktail at participating retailers, and restaurants, drink specials, collectible beads, doubloons, giveaways, and special offers at bars, nightclubs and live music venues! Revelers also get free parking and exclusive access to hop on/off any one of the five "Party Buses" at one of the seven themed "Party Stops!" Revelers can explore every party bus and hop on or off - as often, and as many times - as they want from 6pm-11pm!
Participating bars, nightclubs and businesses will form a "Krewe" and will compete to deck out their roaming party bus. Each will feature drag queens, entertainment and special guests who's only objective is to entertain you in the most decadent and flamboyant way possible-- as you explore and visit as many participating locations as you can!
Join us for Hillcrest Mardi Gras- the nation's largest LGBT Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans - and come in a festive Mard Gras themed outfit for a chance to become KING or QUEEN of Hillcrest Mardi Gras!
First 300 Party Passes are just $10 and will increase to $15 at midnight on Saturday, February 10th, or until the first 300 tickets run out! Purchase your tickets early- they are guaranteed to sell out! Free parking information and a full weekend schedule of events is available below!
PARTY STOPS AND NEARBY PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
Bourbon Street Party Stop: located at the Hairspray parking Lot)
Urban MO's Bar & Grill: Information Coming Soon!
Fiesta Cantina: 2 for 1 Happy Hour Drinks / Express Entry
Subterranean Coffee House: Information Coming Soon!
Hairspray: Information Coming Soon!
Empire House: Information Coming Soon!
Vieux Carre Party Stop: located in front of Babycakes!
Brass Rail: Information Coming Soon!
Babycakes: Information Coming Soon!
#1 Fifth Avenue: Information Coming Soon!
Crest Cafe: Information Coming Soon!
Garden District Party Stop: located in front of The Loft
The Loft: Information Coming Soon!
The Brew Project: Information Coming Soon!
Sapore!: Information Coming Soon!
Two Seven Eight: Information Coming Soon!
Royal Street Party Stop: located in front of Rich's!
Flicks: Information Coming Soon!
Rich's: Information Coming Soon!
Cody's Home + Gifts: Information Coming Soon!
Voodoo Courtyard Party Stop: located at The Merrow!
The Merrow: Information Coming Soon!
Manfest: Information Coming Soon!
Gossip Grill: Information Coming Soon!
Uptown Tavern: Information Coming Soon!
Jackson Square Party Stop: located at Pride Plaza!
Baja Betty's: Information Coming Soon!
Brick Bar: Information Coming Soon!
Hillcrest Brewing Company: Information Coming Soon
Frenchman Street Party Stop: located Pardon My French!
Pardon My French: Information Coming Soon!
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
HILLCREST MARDI GRAS WEEKEND BALLS & PARTIES
Mercredi Gras (Fat Wednesday):
Dreamgirls at Urban MO's
Mischief with Bianca at Rich's
Jeudi Gras (Fat Thursday):
Imperial Court de San Diego:
Samedi Gras (Fat Saturday):
HIllcrest Mardi Gras Party Bus Bar Hop
Rich's San Diego: King & Queen of Mardi Gras Costume Contest
Dimanche Gras (Fat Sunday):
Church at Babycakes
Brunch at MO's
Stripper Circus at Rich's
Lundi Gras (Fat Monday):
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday):
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 Krewe Party Bus, Ball, Party, or becoming a vendor, or if you would like to volunteer with the event please contact the Hillcrest Business Association, Marketing + Member Services Director, Eddie Rey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 299-3330.
PARK FREE AT THE DMV!
Need a place to park Mardi Gras weekend or all year long? Access Hillcrest has reserved the Hillcrest DMV for FREE public parking from 6:30 pm – 3:00 am on most nights. Visit the lot during free parking hours and claim one of the 153 available spots when you need it. For more information on parking throughout Hillcrest visit AccessHIllcrest.com
Hillcrest DMV: 3960 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Monday: 6:30 pm- 3:00 am
Tuesday: DMV lot is closed - Click here to find available parking
Wednesday: 6:30 pm- 3:00 am
Thursday: DMV lot is closed - Click here to find available parking
Friday: 6:30 pm- 3:00 am
Saturday: 7:00 am- 3:00 am
Sunday: 7:00 am- 3:00 am