About Hillcrest Fat Tuesday

Back and better than ever It’s Hillcrest Fat Tuesday

Hillcrest Mardi Gras is back with a new name – Hillcrest Fat Tuesday – and a great new location.We will be going harder, faster and stronger than ever this year with Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday on the east end of Hillcrest. Join us in the largest LGBT Fat Tuesday celebration west of New Orleans, where we will bring the electric flair of New Orleans right to the heart of Hillcrest.On March 4, from 6-11 pm, let the wild rumpus begin as we transform University Avenue between 10th Ave. and Herbert Street to the carnival of the year! An outrageous masquerade parade will kick off Fat Tuesday festivities from 6 to 6:45 pm where we will be  tossing joyous amounts of ornamental beads to get you in the mood. Although our parade is free and open to the public, Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday remains a ticketed 21-and-older event.

After the parade, let Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday whisk you away into a night of mischief that only Hillcrest could get away with. Here are just a few things that you can look forward to:

  • Lavish stilt walkers
  • Flying trapeze performers
  • Illuminated hoop and fire dancer
  • VIP area equipped with private bar
  • The Fabulous DJ’s Taj & Nikno bringing you the sounds of Mardi Gras
  • The Beautiful Tootie from LIPS and the radiant Paris Sukomi Max
  • Rich’s one night only, outdoor, Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday nightclub

The evening will also feature gourmet food vendors and a lounge on the west end where partygoers can rehydrate and enjoy the performance.

General Admission tickets are $20 and $30 the day of  and include ,entry into Fat Tuesday , beads, glow sticks, access to gourmet food vendors, the Fat Tuesday Vodoo lounge and 2 bars.

VIP Tickets are $50 and $75 the day of and include, access to a private VIP area with an exclusive look at the party, a private bar, complimentary food from our gourmet food vendors and exclusive VIP preformers.

Hillcrest Fat Tuesday is Sponsored by the Hillcrest Business Association and is excited to be working with GSDBA Charitable Foundation for the 12th year. HIllcrest Fat Tuesday will help raise funds for the GSDBA Charitable Foundation Annual Youth Scholorship with  50% of proceeds going towards the foundation.