Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday") or Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. For the date of Mardi Gras in other years, see When Is Mardi Gras?

Do you have any Mardi Gras plans? You better get to planning it because it is just around the corner; I personally would love to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I think that would be the best time, EVER! Since, my funds are so tight right now that is completely out of the question. You can still get the awesome food they will have in New Orleans right here in Evansville.

Marigold Bar

Marigold Bar is having Mardi Gras food from February 8th to the 12th. They will be having hot crawl fish, jambalaya, red beans and rice. All of the food will be freshly cooked daily! They will also have karaoke every night as well. You can find Marigold Bar on 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. Phone number: 812-475-8780.

The Franklin Street Association is throwing “Mardi Gras Franklin Street Crawl” on February 8th. If you haven’t done a Franklin Street Crawl NOW is the time!!!

From the Mardi Gras Franklin Street Crawl Facebook Event page –  “Support local by participating in the first annual Franklin Street Mardi Gras crawl! All participating businesses will have their own custom beads you can earn as well as prizes/gift cards along the way! Scents of crawfish and gumbo and southern rooted music will fill our streets. A trolley will be provided for convenient transportation. This event is hosted by the Franklin Street Events Association which is a non-profit organization. “

You will be able to walk up and down Franklin street like it is the fall festival, go into these bars and party your night away! Sounds fun right?

KC’s Timeout Lounge will also be having a Mardi Gras party. Starting February 8th through the 12th, they will have shrimp and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, Creole bbq shrimp, Cajon cheese fries, Cajon bread pudding with rum sauce and more. February 8th live entertainment by Rachel and The Jimmies Fat Tuesday Feb. 5th live entertainment by Retro Shock, lots of beads all week and of course lots of drink specials as well! KC’s Time Out Lounge is located in Washington Square Mall on N. Green River Road.

Just a few places around Evansville partyin’ for Mardi Gras! Where are you partying your night away?