These Mardi Gras Events Bring the Party to the Hudson Valley

These Mardi Gras parties, dinners, and celebrations offer colorful, spirited fun in the Hudson Valley this winter.

What better way to fill the chilly slump to spring than with a colorful and boisterous Mardi Gras soiree? Whether you’re celebrating in the Italian fashion for Carnevale or gearing up for Fat Tuesday, you’ll love the local celebrations that add color to the winter season.

In honor of the occasion, traditional handmade masks, parades, and delectable cuisine ensure festivities you won’t forget. Here are a few events in the Hudson Valley that will help you get the party going this month.

Brews and Beads

John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill
February 10, 11:15 a.m.

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Channel your inner endurance athlete at this three-mile themed fun run in Peekskill. Run PB and River Outpost Brewery have teamed up to throw this one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration in Westchester. After completing the 5k, enjoy New Orleans specials, hurricane drinks, happy hour, and themed music in the name of Fat Tuesday.

Fink’s Kid’s Mardi Gras Party

Fink’s BBQ & Cheesesteak Roadhouse, Suffern
February 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

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This kid-focused party is the perfect spot for the little ones to let loose this Mardi Gras. The event kicks off with DJ Waldini spinning kid-friendly jams, followed by mask-making, beads, balloon animals, and face-painting activities. For the children, the buffet will include kids’ menu classics, while the adults can enjoy some gumbo and a drink from the bar to kick back and enjoy the party. A short parade in the parking lot with festive floats and candy will end the late-afternoon event.

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Harley Mardi Gras Party

Spitzie’s Harley-Davidson of Albany, Albany
February 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Spitzie’s motorcycle crew for Fat Tuesday fun in Albany. Indulge in John’s famous gumbo and king cakes from a local bakery, plus drinks, games, raffles, and more at this weekend event. While in town, check out the latest models from Harley’s new reveal, A Dawn of a New Era. This is a party you won’t want to miss!

Mardi Gras Dinner Dance

Holy Name of Jesus, New Rochelle
February 10, 6-11 p.m.

Radio and TV personality Dennis Dion Nardone hosts this special dinner dance at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Rochelle. The night will feature the music of Anthony Cacciola and Sydney, as well as Patrick Perone, the area’s number one Elvis Presley tribute artist. A buffet dinner catered by Avenue Deli and Posto 22 will include beer, wine, dessert, and coffee to end the evening.

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Mardi Gras Party With Jungle Love

Restaurant Six at Curry Estate, Hopewell Junction
February 16, 6-10 p.m.

This wild Fat Tuesday celebration will keep the good times rolling all night long at Curry Estate. Delicious food, creative cocktails, and lively music will make you want to dance the night away. Jungle Love, voted 2023 best party band in the Hudson Valley, will perform funky tunes, and Mardi Gras costumes are highly encouraged. Enjoy great eats from the southern-style buffet before hitting the dance floor to groove to disco and soul music.

Uncle Shoehorn’s Ninth Annual Funky Mardi Gras Ball

Blue Arrow Farm, Pine Island
February 10, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

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For a true New Orleans-style Mardi Gras get-down, round up a crowd and head to this funky bash at Blue Arrow Farm. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with NOLA funk and jazz tunes designed to get everyone out on the dance floor. Bourbon Street décor and masks and beads galore add color to the evening, while floats and Louisiana-influenced red beans and rice with sausage keep the party going strong. Don’t forget to grab a slice of king cake for dessert and hit up the three cash bars.

Valentine Mardi Gras Party

VFW, Red Hook
February 10, 6-11:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite person as a date to this Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras collaboration celebration. Enjoy a night of dancing, authentic New Orleans cuisine (that’s actually flown in from Louisiana) and raffles. Make sure to come dressed in your favorite festive attire in the spirit of the event to have fun as you support the veterans.

Related: An Insider’s Guide to February Events in the Hudson Valley

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