Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade February 14, 2015 & More Festivities
The 14th Annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade is coming atcha’ on Saturday, February 14, 2015! There’s also the King& Queen’s Ball and more festivities. What, you’ve never heard of the Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade? Read on!
Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade 2015 is sure to be another festive, fun filled event featuring crazy costumed revelers, live music featuring the Mud Bug Brass Band (aka Gumbo Brothers + brass), singer Miss Jessica leading the parade, an after party and a pre-party, the King and Queen’s Ball.
(More on the King and Queen’s Ball below.)
The parade started in 2011 by Miss Jessica and has a new theme every year. This year’s theme is “One Love” (think Bob Marley, mon). The Venice Beach Mardi Gras parade is open to all who want to participate, whether you’re in it or if you want to watch and of course attend the fabulous after party! For more on the history of the Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade, see our interview with Miss Jessica from last year.
See our pictures in this post plus last years’ post for costume ideas and to get a feel for the awesomeness that will rev up your Valentines day this year on February 14, 2015! The parade starts at noon at the Venice Boardwalk, aka Ocean Front Walk at Rose, heads south to Windward Circle, does a turn around through Danny’ Venice (for real), stops for a few minutes for photos, fun and maybe a drink, then continues north on the Boardwalk to the Venice Bistro for the after party. 323 Oceanfront Walk, 90291.
Our favorite live band on the Westside, the Gumbo Brothers play a free live show at the Bistro after party and you’ll be shakin’ that ass to their funky brass – with awesome guitar plus vocals by Johann YoFunk Stein and Greg G Wild Sonnier on vocals and bass.
Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade Details Saturday, February 14, 2015:
11:00am – meet at Rose Ave & Beach Parking Lot $8 parking
11:30am – photo shoot on the hill, followed by parade lineup
12:00pm – noon, parade starts!
2-4:00pm – after party at the Venice Bistro
Ready for a pre- party? Come to the King & Queen’s Ball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 for the annual crowning of the King and Queen of the Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade!
The ball aka the King’s Ball, which we renamed as King & Queen’s Ball, since there is a Queen (hello!), honoring Michelle Van Vliet and Marc William Sloan as Queen and King for 2015. The event is hosted by Miss Jessica & The Gumbo Brothers at Danny’s Venice from 7:30 – 10:30pm. Danny’s Venice is located at: 23 Windward Ave, Venice, 90291. Come one come all – all of these events are fun and free so get your beads and costume on too and laissez le bon temps roulez! (Let the Good Times Roll!) We look forward to seeing you there!