30th January 2013
Mark your calendars, because Fat Tuesday is right around the corner–Feb 12th, 2013! The 19th annual Mardi Gras festival in San Diego’s Gaslamp District serves as one of the liveliest, and most highly anticipated festivals in Southern California. With an expected turnout of 40,000 people, this will be one the biggest parties of 2013, and you won’t want to miss it!
The festival will feature 4 different stages, boasting performance from both regional and national artists. From electronic music to bluegrass, the festival is sure to satisfy anyone’s musical taste as the party continues through the night. Dance crews, acrobats, and other musical processions will be performing throughout the evening with state of the art lighting, sound and visuals to enhance the overall experience.
Inside the festival guests will be able to enjoy craft beer tasting from local breweries, as well as tasty dinner packages from many of the surrounding restaurants in the Gaslamp.
Discounted advanced tickets are available for $40 per person (normally $50), which includes entry to the gated (21+ only) street festival, as well as in and out access to the festival, which allows guests who want to eat at one of their favorite restaurants in the Gaslamp are free to exit and do so, then return to the fun! The event will take place from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.gaslamp.org/mardi-gras-2013
Just a 10 min taxi ride from the Gaslamp District, Ocean Park Inn will serve as the perfect place to rest after a long night of celebration. For booking information, visit http://bit.ly/QN1Jod
25th February 2011
It’s been a long wait, but the party that brings together thousands of people for a night of indulgence and fun is upon us once again! Leave your inhibitions at the door when you join us on March 8, 2011 for a wild night celebrating Mardi Gras—San Diego Style!
San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter shuts down the streets for their extravagant Mardi Gras block party. The best Mardi Gras celebration this side of Mississippi kicks off at 6 p.m. with world-renowned DJ’s, three massive stages and themed zones, and of course the Incredible Masquerade Parade, which begins at 9:30 p.m.
As the streets of the Gaslamp come to life with go-go dancers, street performers and cirque carnival games, so do the neighborhood’s most exciting hotspots. With 17 participating restaurants you’re sure to find a local eatery to satisfy any craving. Enjoy cuisines from all over the world including Italian, Contemporary American, Indian and even a little Southern Comfort food.
The parade winds down and reaches its end at midnight, but attendees are sure to simply clear the streets and head for the clubs to keep the party going all night. Don’t miss the opportunity to have the ultimate VIP experience at the Mardi Gras block party and Incredible Masquerade Parade. VIP access offers the chance to pay no cover at over 13 participating clubs, and enjoy 6 welcome shots, delicious food and drink specials, and a coveted parking discount – a $500 value for only $40 with advanced purchase!
Visit www.gaslamp.org for details and to purchase your tickets to the best Mardi Gras party on the West coast in advance!
After taking advantage of all that the festivities have to offer, remove the beads and relax on the shores of Pacific Beach at Ocean Park Inn. Just minutes away from the Gaslamp Quarter, Ocean Park Inn has ocean view rooms and the most comfortable beds in So Cal. Gumbo nightcap not included! Visit www.oceanparkinn.com or call 858-483-5858 to make your reservation today.