• Saturday, February 22nd 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

No need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras – a celebration is waiting close to home in the town of Beaufort, North Carolina! Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is an enticing afternoon event that pays homage to the grand annual party with an array of ways to have fun for visitors of all ages. From activities for the kids, to live Cajun music and jazz, there will be a fun party atmosphere throughout at the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane event.

The event is held all afternoon, and throughout the downtown Beaufort region, explorers will find a world of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. Mardi Gras on Middle Lane encompasses a full street carnival atmosphere, complete with live music that pays homage to the jazzy roots of New Orleans, wonderfully rich foods at the carnival and at local area restaurants, face painting and mask making activities just for the kids, and even community games including rounds of boules and classic southern corn hole. The event’s biggest highlight is a parade of “krewes” in costume, tossing jewelry and charms for lucky spectators. With so many ways to enjoy the afternoon, the free and wide open Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is a truly festive celebration.