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Hillcrest Mardi Gras is a neighborhood-wide Saturday celebration

Hillcrest Mardi Gras is a neighborhood-wide Saturday celebration.
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Mardi Gras is coming to fabulous Hillcrest and this year it's going to be as exciting as ever!

Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” this festive party is recognized around the world. This year Hillcrest Mardi Gras celebrates its 18th anniversary and takes place on Saturday, February 22.

Hillcrest is the best place in San Diego for this colorful evening of all-out fun and exciting social cosplay.

Infusing the vibrancy of the French Quarter this fun and wild neighborhood-wide party also includes a party bus crawl.

So break out your masks, clutch your beads, and get into 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.

The party bus route encompasses all of Hillcrest, with participating businesses located from Park Blvd. through 3rd Ave.

Attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid photo ID to enter. Will call will be located at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Mardi Gras in Hillcrest and The Party Bus Party Crawl is on Saturday, February 22, from 6 pm to 11:00 pm.

For more information including tickets and info, click HERE.