Long Beach Mardi Gras

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In the best interest of our guests, performers, parade participants and vendors our Mardi Gras has been RESCHEDULED as a result of unavoidable excessive rain.

We have gotten your feedback and heard your concerns. We want everyone to have a good time and are safe at Mardi Gras. Although earlier predictions showed lighter showers mainly in the morning, heavier rain is now forecasted throughout the day. As a result, we have rescheduled the event to Saturday March 9th.


SAVE THE DATE!! The annual LONG BEACH MARDI GRAS at Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor returns on Saturday, March 9, 2019! Join us for live music, food specials, and more 12pm – 5pm throughout Shoreline Village, and of course, our annual MARDI GRAS PARADE at a new earlier time – 2pm!

One of the largest annual free community events in Long Beach, California,#MardiGrasLB invites you to join thousands of cheering revelers as Shoreline Village hosts an afternoon of music, art, festivities, and more. Join folks of all ages in dressing up, dancing, and making merry along Long Beach’s beautiful Rainbow Harbor!

Of course, the highlight of our annual family-friendly celebration is our Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! All are welcome! Participation is FREE!! Let us know you’re coming by signing up for the Parade!

Join us at our Grandstand on the grass just north of Yard House as our favorite Mistress of Ceremonies Jewels Long Beach returns for her third year announces our Parade participants throughout the parade!

More info to come as we line up new surprises and activities to make this our biggest Mardi Gras celebration yet! Save the date, and don’t forget to sign up for the Parade!

Registration is Now Closed


If you have registered to be in the Mardi Gras, please check in at the parade check in between 1:00-1:45 p.m. near Gladstone’s. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. in the same area. Public parking is available at the Pike and the aquarium for an additional charge. Please take into consideration the heavy traffic in the area and parking delays when planning your arrival.

If your group would still like to be in the parade please arrive at 1pm and register in person at the parade registration deck near Gladstones.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 PM – 5 PM

401-435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, California 90802


Louisiana Charlie’s – Louisiana live craw fish, jumbo shrimp, crab legs, alligator, gumbo fries, jambalaya, $5 Mimosas (watermelon, mango, strawberry, cherry grape and many more)
Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille – Shrimp gumbo
The Funnel House – Beignets & cafe au lait


Shoreline Village parking WILL sell out for this event (401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802) , we recommend parking in either of the lots listed below:

• Aquarium Parking/Queensway Bay Garage, 99 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

◦ Self-Park:

▪ The first 30 minutes are free
▪ 30 min to 1.5 hours – $3
▪ 1.5 to 2.5 hours – $6
▪ 2.5 to 4 hours – $8
▪ 4 to 5 hours – $12
▪ 5 to 8 hours – $15
▪ 8 hours to 24 hours – $16
▪ Lost ticket fee – $24


• Pike Parking Garage, 65 South Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

◦ Self-Park:

▪ The first 30 minutes are free
▪ 30 min to 1.5 hours – $3
▪ 1.5 to 2.5 hours – $6
▪ 2.5 to 4 hours – $9
▪ 4 to 5 hours – $12
▪ 5 to 6 hours – $15
▪ 6 Hours to 24 hours – $16
▪ Lost ticket fee – $24


We are on the free Passport bus route and are near the Blue line train. A ride sharing service should also be considered.

We will have a FREE BIKE VALET again this year for anyone who wants to ride their bike. During Mardi Gras, bikes are not allowed to be parked/locked on the boardwalk inside Shoreline Village.


Hula Hoop Dancers, 12-1:30pm
Tarot Card Reader, 12-2pm
Stilt Walker, 12-3pm
DJ Gearson, 12-5pm
DJ Delvek, 12-5pm
Crawdaddio Live Zydeco, 12-5pm
Accordion Player (roaming), 1-4pm
Mask Making, 1-4pm (children only)
Face painting, 1-4pm (children only)
Photo Booth, 1-4pm
Caricature Artist, 1-4pm
Samba Dancers, 1-2:30pm
MARDI GRAS CORONATION (at Nautilus Shell), 1:30pm
Mime (roaming), 1:30-3:30pm
Chrisco and the Last Mile band, 2-5pm
Big Butter Jazz Band, 5:30-8pm
BEAD THROWS, throughout the day

ALL events will take place INSIDE SHORELINE VILLAGE (from the Yardhouse to Parkers Lighthouse)









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