Grab your beads and get on the bus for one of Hillcrest's most colorful events.
Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” is an exciting and festive party recognized around the world as an event where people let loose of their inhibitions and participate in a night of unrestrained jubilation.
In San Diego, there is no better place to be than in Hillcrest for this colorful evening of all-out fun and exciting social interaction.
“Hillcrest’s Mardi Gras has continued to evolve over the past 17 years," said Benjamin Nicholls, the Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business Association.
That evolution infuses the spirit of the French Quarter in taking over Hillcrest with a fun and wild neighborhood-wide party with an equally exciting party bus party crawl.
Nicholls adds: "This year we are excited to bring back the party bus element to the event, providing safe and entertaining transportation to party-goers wanting to explore everything Hillcrest has to offer."
So break out your masks, rock your beads, and revel in your most daring and creative Mardi Gras costumes while you enjoy this unique party crawl through Hillcrest's best bars, clubs, and music venues.
The all-Inclusive Mardi Gras Party Pass gives revelers free cover and exclusive access to drink deals, collectible beads, doubloons, giveaways, and special offers at bars, nightclubs, and music venues throughout Hillcrest.
Attendees also get exclusive access to the six decked-out hop on/hop off Party Buses along with special giveaways and performances at five themed Party Stops.
Party Stops will feature vendors, street performers, and buskers that will entertain the crowds. Each stop is themed after a major New Orleans landmark such as Bourbon Street, The French Quarter, The Garden District, Royal Street, and The Voodoo Courtyard.
Participating bars, nightclubs, and businesses will form teams and compete to deck out their roaming party bus. Each bus will feature drag queens, music, entertainment, and special guests with the sole goal of entertaining revelers in the most decadent and flamboyant way possible! Revelers can ride and explore every party bus and hop on/off as many times as they want from 6 pm to 11:30 pm.
"This event is a great way for people to explore the nightclubs, bars, and venues throughout our neighborhood while using our hop on/hop off buses and an amazing route encompassing many of Hillcrest’s most popular and fun businesses," said Nicholls.
The party bus route encompasses all of Hillcrest, with participating businesses located from Park Blvd. through 3rd Ave.
Mardi Gras in Hillcrest and The Party Bus Party Crawl is on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 6 pm to 11:30 pm.
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