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Get a Taste of NOLA at the 30th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmers Market
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 22, 2019

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There is no need to travel farther than Third & Fairfax to enjoy a true New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebration! Returning for its 30th year, The Original Farmers Market’s Annual Mardi Gras Celebration breaks out the beads with a three-day event that offers down-home fun for everyone. Open to the public, and one of the only family-friendly Mardi Gras celebrations in town, the festivities take place on Saturday, March 2nd, Sunday, March 3rd and come to an end on Fat Tuesday, March 5th. Against a festive backdrop of purple, green and gold décor, enjoy New Orleans’ classics – King Cake, beignets, delicious, made-from-scratch Cajun gumbo and jambalaya from The Gumbo Pot – and a musical line-up that will bring the  celebration to life, with performances by Market-favorite Eddie Baytos and The Nervis Brothers, and more. The Dog Bakery will also host its Annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade on the Market Plaza from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd with prizes awarded to the best dressed furry King and Queen of Mutti Gras. Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)!

A full schedule of activities and performances follows.


●        5th Annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade, hosted by The Dog Bakery, will feature our furry four-legged friends (and occasionally a cat or rabbit) dressed in creative costumes parading across the Plaza. The audience will determine the lucky winners of King and Queen of Mutti Gras, who will take home prizes from The Dog Bakery

●        The Gumbo Pot will be serving up its delicious, made-from-scratch Cajun gumbo, jambalaya, specialty beignets and King Cake

●        Much like beads are tossed from the balconies of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the Market will feature bead-throwing from the Gate 1 interior balcony at the top of each hour

●        Live musical performances by Cajun and Zydeco favorites Eddie Baytos and The Nervis Brothers, Mudbug Brass Band, Bonnie Musique Zydeco, Floyd and the Fly Boys, High Life Cajun Band, Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley and the Zydekats and more will bring the Mardi Gras celebrations to life

●        The entire Market will be decked out in purple, green and gold decor


WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 3rd; Tuesday, March 5th


Saturday, March 2nd        Time Location
Mutti Gras Pet Parade 12-1PM Plaza
Mudbug Brass Band 12-1PM Strolling
High Life Cajun Band 1-3PM Strolling
Mudbug Brass Band 1:30-3PM Plaza
King & Queen Crown Decorating 1:30-4:30PM Plaza
Floyd and the Fly Boys 2-4PM West Patio
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats


6-8PM West Patio
Sunday, March 3rd Time Location
High Life Cajun Band 11:30-1:30PM East Patio
Bear Brass Band 12-3PM Strolling
Shakers for Peace and Joy Craft 1:30-4:30PM Plaza
Bonnie Musique Zydeco 2-4PM West Patio
Crawdaddio 3-5PM Plaza
Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Brothers


5-7PM West Patio
Tuesday, March 5th Time Location
Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Brothers 6-9PM West Patio



The Original Farmers Market

6333 W Third St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036






All events are free and open to the public. Parking at the Farmers Market is free for 90 minutes with a purchase and validation from any Market merchant. One-hour free parking is available in The Grove parking structure.


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