Portland Mardi Gras 2024

The Portland Mardi Gras Parade

    • North Mississippi Avenue
    • Fat Tuesday February 13
    • Starting at 7PM
    • Kid’s Costume Pageant at 6:00PM at Luke’s Frame Shop
    • Marching bands and entertainers
    • After parties at participating N Mississippi bars and restaurants

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The Portland Mardi Gras Ball

    • Tickets Available Here
    • Wonder Ballroom
    • Saturday February 10
    • Doors at 7PM
    • Live New Orleans style music all night
    • Three full bars – Cajun food for purchase
    • Costumes encouraged for this year’s theme: Mardi Gras Galaxy
    • Tickets are $30
    • This is a 21-and-over event


Featured musical acts will include:

Authentic cajun food available from Bayou Brothers Food Truck.

Face painting available.

Parade Sponsors

 Mississippi Pizza and Atlantis Lounge

After the Parade, come dance with the CouchBrass Band at Mississippi Pizza Pub! Mississippi Pizza Mardi Gras Party

 Mississippi Studios

Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents MARDI GRAS AFTER PARTY featuring LUCKY BEAUCOUP with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band

 Neil Kelly

Good People Crafting Great Homes Since 1947

 The Rambler

Join us at The Rambler for front-row viewing of the parade while enjoying Mardi Gras themed food and drink specials. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

 Miss Delta

Hot jazz from Pete Krebs and the Catnip Brothers, crawfish and shrimp boils, muffaletta from @sebastianospdx, King Cake from Gris Gris Kitchen!

 Victoria Bar

Start the parade off right at Victoria! Hurricanes and beignets all night!


Interurban features the infamous Sazerac Rye in New Orleans classic cocktails

 Mississippi Ave Businesses

Come visit Mississippi Ave businesses to celebrate the magic of Mardi Gras!

Cascade Zydeco

Live Cajun and zydeco dances at Catfish Lou’s

Foresters Financial

Explore life insurance with a larger purpose

Kate’s Ice Cream

Kate’s Ice Cream is Mississippi Ave’s plant-based and gluten-free ice cream shop, with a special King Cake flavor this season!

¿Por Qué No? Taquería

The sunniest place in Portland!

Sage Crystals

High-quality, all natural, ethically-sourced crystals programmed with loving Reiki Energy

Trailhead Credit Union

Need some cash for Mardi Gras? Stop by our ATM, free for all Credit Union members!

UCHU Sushi and Fried Chicken

Sushi and Japanese style dining with lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School

Supporting Portland Mardi Gras


objects of wonder & enchantment old & new

Grand Central – Mississippi Bakery & Cafe

Enjoy ample bike parking and outdoor dining space, perfect for gathering with family and friends.

Gravy Restaurant

Love Portland’s Mardi Gras decorators

Luke’s Frame Shop

Kids Costume Pageant @ 6:00pm Mardi Gras evening

Paxton Gate

Treasures and oddities inspired by the garden and natural sciences.

ReBuilding Center

Hosting PPS students in learning about working at Portland small businesses

Stormbreaker Brewing

Best hurricanes on Mississippi Ave

Sunlan Lighting

Check out Portland Mardi Gras window decorations here

Portland Mardi Gras Sponsors

 The Oregonian

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Parade Details

The Portland Mardi Gras Parade features marching bands, entertainers, art, and fun costumes. The parade marches down North Mississippi Avenue from N Skidmore to N Fremont, starting at 7:00 PM. The parade is an all ages event.

Because parking is at a premium, here’s a guide on how to get to the parade without a car.

Parade entertainment will include marching bands, jugglers, Samba, colorful light shows, and much more! Parade bands will include:

Parade entertainers will include:

    • Lagniappe Line
    • Portland Jugglers
    • Jewels Belly Dancers
    • The Parasols
    • Flamebouyant Productions (weather permitting)
    • PDX Hoop Jam
    • Cascade Zydeco
    • Olive and Dingo
    • Kangoo Club Portland Annie
    • White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance
    • Cheer Portland