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A celebration of New Orleans food, booze, music and culture. Melbourne’s own slice of Mardi Gras returns this February bigger and better than ever. WE ARE GIVING AWAY A DOUBLE PASS WHICH INCLUDES ENTRY INTO THE VIP AREA.

Po' Boy Quarter joins forces with Ding Dong Lounge to present the most colourful food & music event of the season, Fat Tuesday, on Tuesday, 9 February at Piazza Italia, Argyle Street in Carlton.

Fat Tuesday, the French translation of Mardi Gras, celebrates the last day of the “Carnival” season in New Orleans – an audacious and bodacious orgy of merrymaking, parades, feasting, and dancing.

TO WIN DOUBLE PASS ENTRY: Please tell us in 25 words or less why you want to come along to the Fat Tuesday event. Enter on Instagram or Facebook via The World Loves Melbourne account. Competition closes Feb 6 5pm and winners notified on social media. Judges decision is final.@fattuesmelb @poboyquarter @dingdongmelb & #FatTuesdayMelb.  

A rich smorgasbord of Southern food will be on offer from Po’ Boy Quarter, Girl with the Gris Gris, Bluebonnet BBQ & Taco truck to include Louisiana gumbo, Po’ Boys, Texas BBQ, tacos and more, with multiple over 18’s bar areas. Live musical performances by Bayou Tapestry, Jazz Party, Horns Of Leroy, The Always For Pleasure Allstars, Gumbo Blues Band, and Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats will keep attendees in a festival mood.

The event will be hosted by RocKwiz Supremo Brian Nankervis and includes fantastic local DJ’s Mohair Slim (PBS) and Bruce Milne (RRR). Entertainments including a funky second line brass band parade, a fortune-teller’s booth and a costume competition that will culminate with the crowning of Melbourne’s very first King and Queen of Mardi Gras! Tickets to this year’s Fat Tuesday family-friendly New Orleans event are $22+BF via or $28 on the door, with kids under 15 free entry if accompanied by an adult.