Get Ready to Party! Waterside District to Host Mardi Gras Celebration

Can’t make it down to the Big Easy this February for Mardi Gras?

Don’t worry, you can still get in on the fun right here in Hampton Roads.

Waterside District in downtown Norfolk is hosting a major celebration the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, on Feb. 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event promises five different parties all under one roof, a king cake eating contest, live music, street performers — and likely lots of beads.

There’ll even be an indoor shopping cart parade! That’s a first for Norfolk, according to the event’s promoters.

The first 500 guests will also receive a free hurricane souvenir glass.

Waterside says tickets will go on sale soon. Click here to visit the event page.