Beads, boas and mayhem will equal bon temps this March! The 17th Annual Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras returns on Fat Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 from 6 PM to Midnight, when more than 40,000 revelers flood the streets of the Gaslamp to become the ultimate bead-miesters! San Diego’s largest one-day festival will decorate the city’s historic district in vibrant purple, green and gold jewel tones and will feature live entertainment, flamboyant floats, party-starting DJs atop raised platforms, mouthwatering grub from food trucks, incandescent concoctions and beads of every color, shape and size. Fifth Avenue between Broadway and K Street will morph into The Big Easy, with a magnificent parade – cirque-style performers, all-girl pink fairyland complete with go-go dancers, thrilling carnival games and daft punk beats grooving to the projected lightcycles. Attendees dressed in outrageous costumes will party all night as the sounds of the nation’s hottest electronica DJs pump up the crowd in the all new electonica-infused DJ zone, Techno-val.
Don’t forget to visit Bite San Diego food tour website for another fun thing to do in Downtown San Diego!