Live zydeco music at Mardi Gras Tybee Island, Georgia

Live Zydeco Music at Mardi Gras Tybee

Georgia's Mardi Gras Festivals

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.

Tybee Island

Mardi Gras Tybee
Mardi Gras Tybee

Celebrate Mardi Gras Tybee Island-style with a street party on March 2, 2019, 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.

Helen

Photo Credit: Gainesville Times
Photo Credit: Gainesville Times

Celebrate Mardi Gras Bavarian-style this year at the Fasching - German-style Mardi Gras on Feb. 16, 2019. A night of dancing to live music at the Festhalle is planned from 7-11 p.m.

St. Marys

Mardi Gras in St. Marys, Georgia
Mardi Gras in St. Marys, Georgia

Historic St. Marys hosts a family-friendly Mardi Gras Festival on March 2, 2019. 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.

Published: November 2018