Mid Summer Mardi Gras - June 28, 2014
Art Whino knows you don't need to wait until the right time of year to celebrate your favorite holidays -- that's why they're throwing a Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Party at the DC Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 28. Complete with classic New Orleans cuisine like jambalaya and gumbo catered by DC's own Bayou on Penn, New Orleans-style brass bands like Brooklyn's own PitchBlak Brass Band, White Ford Bronco and costume contests, and a Mardi Gras-themed art exhibit, this event lets you make new purple, green, and gold memories all over again.Parades are a huge part of Mardi Gras, and what’s a parade without a float?!....The concept is simple, create a ‘float’ using whatever materials you’d like to fabricate your extravagant, funny, or satirical creation using a shopping cart as its base. Roll it over to Mid Summer Mardi Gras on the day of the event and join the parade for a chance to win a $500 cash prize!