Durham celebrates Mardi Gras in a big way. The main event is on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, and it’s free. The parade is a DIY affair. You don’t have to register your krewe. Just show up. There is no officially organized parade, but…it will happen.
There will be live music on five stages in Durham, with no cover.
Gather at CCB Plaza, 201 North Corcoran Street, Durham, around 7 p.m.
At CCB Plaza, you can expect to see a tutu be put on the bull.
Then the parade will presumably make its way to Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Avenue, let by the Bulltown Strutters if past years is any indication. The crowning of the 2019 royalty usually takes place at Motorco.
There will be live music, with no cover, at several Durham venues:
723 Rigsbee Avenue
7:30 – 8:45 Phil Cook
9:15 – ??? The Bulltown Strutters
Blue Note Grill
709 Washington Street
8:00 – 9:15 Ragweed Brass
9:45 – 11:00 Lester Coalbanks & the Seven Sorrows
726 Rigsbee Avenue
8:30 – 9:45 Mystery Hillbillies
10:00 – 11:15 Ally J
321 W. Geer Street
8:00 – 9:15 Shamu Garcon
9:30 – 10:45 Cajammers
711 Rigsbee Ave
9:30 The Mardi Gras Drag Show