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Mardi gras in the Burgh

A fan favorite event is back once again! The annual Northside Mardi Gras celebration is back again this year with 2 weeks to celebrate the pre-lent holiday. On Tuesday the celebration comes to an end with a traditional Fat Tuesday Party at the Allegheny Elks lodge #339 at 7 PM. During this celebration the new Mardi Gras Royalty will be crowned and will feature classic New Orleans music, Dixieland, by the local band the Pittsburgh Dixieland Allstars. Cody Walters, the Northside Leadership Conference’s Main Street Manager, spoke about the event saying “Like New Orleans, Northsiders revel in live music, great food, and good people. Like New Orleans we’re inviting everyone in the region and beyond to join us to celebrate Mardi Gras”. Vendors will be there to promote their businesses such as a caricature artists, and tarot card readings. This is a great cultural experience and a way to get to know local business.This event costs $10 at the door and proceeds will go to Work, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in Haiti out of poverty.

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