9 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Raleigh

Procure a king cake and other Mardi Gras confections from one of these local établissements.

La Farm Bakery
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Bourbon Street Beignets Food Truck
Baton Rouge Cuisine Food Truck

Or, fatten up your Tuesday on the town.

Hummingbird hosts the Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler party March 3 with a crawfish boil, gumbo and king cake, featuring music from the Sidecar Social Club and DJ Nick Speaks. Ticket required.

Stanbury hosts its Fat Tuesday celebration March 5. Enjoy a crawfish boil outside (first come, first serve) or dine inside on crab au gratin, deep fried Louisiana frog legs, po’ boys, crawfish étouffée and bananas foster.

Reservations recommended for indoor dining.

Hit the streets for the Wake Forest Mardi Gras Steet Festival March 2 for a parade, music, entertainment,  and children’s activities.