How to Celebrate Mardi Gras in South Austin - Greater Austin Moms

Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is Tuesday, March 1st. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate around South Austin, check out locations for parties, kings cake, crawfish, and to-go alcohol below! 

Where to Celebrate:

— Live Music at Central Market North Lamar
4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin

February 25, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
February 26, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
February 27, 3:30 – 6 p.m.

— Live Music at Central Market Westgate
4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin

February 25, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
February 26, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
February 27, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

—Name that Tune BINGO, The Mardi Gras Songs at Suds Monkey Brewing
12024 US-290, Austin
February 26, 7 p.m.

— Save An Angel’s Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Pawty at Community Gardens in Bastrop
February 26, 2 – 6 p.m.

— Crawfish Blues and Brews at Oakwood BBQ & Beer Garden
307 E. Braker Ln, Austin
February 26, 12 – 6 p.m.

— Huckleberry Crawfish Boil Pop-Up at Vista Brewing
13551 Farm to Market Road 150 West, Driftwood
February 27, 12 – 5 p.m.

— Mardi Gras Mambo at The Hive
10542 Menchaca Rd, Austin
February 27, 4 – 10 p.m.

— Mardi Gras Party at the Violet Crown Clubhouse
March 1, 4 – 9 p.m.


Where to Order King Cake:

King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition! I read once that King Cakes are oval-shaped to symbolize the unity of faiths. Each cake is decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors – purple representing justice, green representing faith, and gold representing power. Grab one for your celebration at one of these locations around Austin:

Central Market
Crema Bakery & Cafe
Cypress Grill
Easy Tiger
épicerie café & grocery
La Patisserie
Little Ola’s Biscuits
Lola’s Donuts
Sawyer & Co.
Stuffed Cajun Meat Market
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
Sweet Treats Bakery
Tiny Pies
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Whole Foods


Where to Get Crawfish:

If you’re not eating crawfish on Fat Tuesday, are you even celebrating? Forget the plates, and snag yourself some mudbugs at a restaurant near you!

Abby’s Crab Shack
Big Easy Bar & Grill
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Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar
Deckhand Oyster Bar
La Crawfish
Le Bleu
Louisiana Crab Shack
Pops Crawfish
Shoal Creek Saloon
Stuffed Cajun Meat Market


Where to Get To-Go Alcohol:

For moms & dads looking for some libations for their at-home Fat Tuesday celebrations, here’s where you can find some alcohol to go:

11 Degrees Daiquiri
Aviary Wine + Kitchen
Austin Daiquiri Factory
Cypress Grill
District Kitchen + Cocktails
Easy Tiger
Eskimo Hut
Jester King Brewery
Longhorn Daiquiris
Pinthouse Pizza
Via 313
Vista Brewing
Waterloo Ice House

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