You don't need to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Head to Georgia, where towns around the state celebrate the annual time of overindulgence Georgia-style.
Mardi Gras Tybee
Celebrate Mardi Gras Tybee Island-style with a street party on Feb. 22, 2020, at the intersection of Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. There will be street performances, Cajun-style food, and plenty of fun for everyone. The annual parade takes place in the afternoon, filling the streets with floats, beads and marching bands.
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Celebrate Mardi Gras Bavarian-style this year at the Fasching - German-style Mardi Gras on Feb. 15, 2020. A night of dancing to live music at the Festhalle is planned from 7-11 p.m.
Mardi Gras in St. Marys, Georgia
Historic St. Marys hosts a family-friendly Mardi Gras Festival on Feb. 22, 2020. The full-day festival features a 5K run in the morning, bicycle tour, street dance, parade, arts and crafts vendors, live music, food and games.
Flavors of Mardi Gras
The festivals aren't the only influence New Orleans has on Georgia. Discover Bayou-influenced flavors at Huey's on the River in Savannah, Marietta Crawfish in Marietta and Gumbeaux's Cajun Cafe in Douglasville, to name a few restaurants serving Cajun favorites.