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Eat, Drink, Party: Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in San Antonio


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Friday, March 1

Mardi Gras Artisan Show // Celebrate Mardi Gras with great art — ceramics, jewelry, paintings and more — during this special event on the River Walk. 11am-11pm, 100 Villita St., (210) 227-4262.

First Friday Pub Run: Mardi Gras // Make your way downtown with a 13-stop pub run, starting with Moses Rose’s Hideout and ending with friends, beads and a good times. 7 pm-2am, (210) 771-2493.

Saturday, March 2

Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade & Festival // Show up in your best beads at the Arneson River Theater for free music and entertainment, and get ready to see the Alamo city to transform into a Mardi Gras destination with elaborate floats, dancers and live performances. 1-6 pm, (210) 227-4262.

Jazz on the River // Ramble along the River Walk for a free jazz concert with floating big bands, ensembles, trios and solos, as they play between 7-9:15 p.m. each night. Grab a table and cocktail or walk the River Walk's 2.5 mile route to fully enjoy the experience. 7-9:15pm, (210) 227-4262.

Mardi Gras with Rays of Relief // Give to a great cause while celebrating Fat Tuesday at the Cherrity Bar! Enjoy drinks and bites from Kuriya and bring your favorite friends and pets along to enjoy the games and play space. 2-7 pm, 302 Montana Street,

Tuesday, March 5

Mardi Craw Party // Stop by the Rustic for crawfish, jambalaya, face painting, live music and NOLA specialties like the Swamp Thing and frozen Hurricane cocktails. To RSVP for free entry or purchase $40 VIP tickets, click here. 5-8pm, 17619 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 245-7500.

Happy Hour at Tiago’s Cabo Grille// Stop by one of two locations on Fat Tuesday to enjoy all day happy hour — including $3.99 craft beer, Tiago's Gold marg for $5.99 and half-priced appetizers. Just head's up: those happy hour prices are available on weekdays, 2-6 p.m.

Still Golden: First Birthday Party// The Brooklynite recently closed its doors, but there's still a reason to party — Still Golden is celebrating its first birthday in a big way. In honor of its first year, the bar is inviting customers to enjoy a night filled with drink specials, face painting times and delicious Thai food from the Pony Boy Food Truck.  3 p.m. - 2 a.m., 1900 Broadway, (210) 616-2212.

Fat Tuesday at Rebelle// The downtown restaurant is serving your favorite NOLA seafood dishes like char-broiled oysters, crawfish étouffée  jumbalaya and beignets, along with all-night specials including $3 oyster shooters, $8 daiquiris and Hurricanes and $9 Sazerac cocktails! 5-10 p.m., 300 E Travis St,(210) 352-3171.

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