Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp – February 12th

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Mark your calendars, because Fat Tuesday is right around the corner–Feb 12th, 2013! The 19th annual Mardi Gras festival in San Diego’s Gaslamp District serves as one of the liveliest, and most highly anticipated festivals in Southern California. With an expected turnout of 40,000 people, this will be one the biggest parties of 2013, and you won’t want to miss it!

The festival will feature 4 different stages, boasting performance from both regional and national artists. From electronic music to bluegrass, the festival is sure to satisfy anyone’s musical taste as the party continues through the night. Dance crews, acrobats, and other musical processions will be performing throughout the evening with state of the art lighting, sound and visuals to enhance the overall experience.

Inside the festival guests will be able to enjoy craft beer tasting from local breweries, as well as tasty dinner packages from many of the surrounding restaurants in the Gaslamp.

Discounted advanced tickets are available for $40 per person (normally $50), which includes entry to the gated (21+ only) street festival, as well as in and out access to the festival, which allows guests who want to eat at one of their favorite restaurants in the Gaslamp are free to exit and do so, then return to the fun! The event will take place from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. To purchase tickets, visit

Just a 10 min taxi ride from the Gaslamp District, Ocean Park Inn will serve as the perfect place to rest after a long night of celebration. For booking information, visit