Happy Mardi Gras! When I lived in Louisiana we (as in the entire city) actually had the day off to celebrate...hint hint. If you're looking to get into the Mardi Gras festivities here in Tampa Bay, here's a couple of places you can go if you want to go BIG:
-Grand James E. Rooster Parade and Fat Tuesday Bar Crawl: Come see the funeral wake to honor James E. Rooster at The Dirty Shame (1929 E Seventh Ave.). Plus a New Orleans-style jazz Memorial Procession, then the Chicken Parade along Seventh Avenue stopping at several bars along the way.
-Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade: Roughly 30,000 of our closest friends and the largest Fat Tuesday event in Tampa Bay. Procession of floats along Douglas Avenue, plus lots of food trucks and other vendors.