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Free Mardi Gras festival in Hollywood now is Feb. 25

Wear your beads. Hollywood Mardi Gras offers its version of the festive event especially famous in New Orleans.

Entry is free for the street festival. In 2024 , the event is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 25, at Hollywood Boulevard off 19th and 20th Avenues, Hollywood 33020.

The  Mardi Gras event includes live music, beads and  food and drinks available for purchase.

Other features include

  • crawfish boil
  • costume contest
Mardi Gras in Hollywood

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Street parking is $1.50 per hour.

Garage Parking for the event is $10.

  •  251 S. 20th Ave., between Harrison and Van Buren streets
  •  251 N. 19th Ave., between Tyler and Polk streets

Downtown Hollywood parking information

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