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Mardi Gras Bucket List

14 things you need to do to celebrate Mardi Gras...

Make sure to post pictures as you work your way through the bucket list, use the hashtag #VTdoesMardiGras to show off your progress and make your followers jealous.

Woman in a mardi gras mask
mardi gras bokeh lights


Hotel Vermont invites you to their Mardi Gras banger on ‘Fat Tuesday’. There will be dancing, drinking and eating worthy of the holiday! Make sure to get tickets in advance!

People all dressed up for Mardi Gras with beads on


Get your beads at American Flat Bread.

guy cooking an egg sandwich


Check out, drink down and eat up Magic Hat’s Keg and Eggs event.

Dogs dressed up in mardi gras outfits: mardi gras doggos


Its Mardi Dog at Switchback Brewery, check out the dog costume party from 4-7 on March 9th.

Church Street During Mardi Gras


Head over to the Church Street Marketplace, where you will be head over heels when you see the setup!

Check out at least 5 of the tents lining Church Street Marketplace. Show off the performances happening in each one.




Frolic in the beer garden, where you’ll be able to feel the warmth of Louisiana (the tents are heated)

Sparkly mardi gras boots dancing


After a few drinks and some entertainment, get down at the Skinny Pancake for ‘Big Night’ Celebrations from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.



Boogie to the sound of ‘High & Mighty Brass band’ at ArtsRiot and feel the rhythm of New Orleans



While you’re dancing, get your Crawfish Fix at the ArtsRiot restaurant.


It’s not quite a Ramos Gin Fizz, the classic drink invented in New Orleans, but Vermont Comedy Club stirs up a fine Cherry Rum Fizz, that is sure to excite your taste buds!  

Shrimp and Grits


If you’re looking for an elevated way to celebrate Mardi Gras chow down on the New Orleans classic, Shrimp and Grits at Leunig’s Bistro.

Beer on tap


Sugarbush is having a ‘Fat Tuesday Party’ at the Castlerock Pub on Lincoln Peak. there will be live music and beer specials.


For a sweet treat, bite into a tender Beignet from Leunig’s Petiet Bigou.