Let the Good Local Times Roll - Mardi Gras 2013

One of the biggest party days of the year is coming up - do you have plans for this year's Mardi Gras celebration? Fear not, for there are some great local events going on in your area. Need a costume to go along with your festivities? Check out any of these great local costume shops, and they'll be sure to fit you with a great outfit for a fun night out! 

Arizona's Biggest Mardi Gras Party Join us + Fat Tuesday Tempe for the BIGGEST Mardi Gras party in Arizona! A Bourbon Street-style celebration with beads, contests, drink specials and more!! Two Venues, One HUGE Patio! DJs + Music ALL NIGHT LONG! Drink Specials + The Hottest Peeps on Mill! Get your tickets NOW! When: February 12 Where: Canteen Modern Tequila Bar, 640 S. Mill Ave., Suite 110, Tempe Cost: $10 Presale General Admission, $40 VIP Fast Pass

Jamburittos' Courtyard Masquerade Lunch You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras this year. In fact, if you want to get started early, then take a work break and head over to Roosevelt Row on Fat Tuesday for Lunch! In addition to the regular menu, Chef Michael will prepare a special prix fixe menu. For only $12, guests will enjoy a sampler platter of savory New Orleans delicacies. Come dressed in the traditional colors of purple, gold and green. Each guest will receive a lagniappe of Mardi Gras beads with their order. When: Tuesday, February 12, lunch time Where: Roosevelt Row, 419 East Roosevelt Street (between 3rd & 5th Streets) Cost: Cost of food

Third Annual Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade Come downtown for the Valley's biggest and best Mardi Gras Celebration! Festivities include a parade, festival, and pub crawl! When: Saturday, February 9; Festival: 3pm - 10pm; Parade: 4pm; Pub Crawl: 9pm - 1am Where: Downtown Phoenix (see map) Cost: Events are free to participiale, pay for food & drink