5 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Auburn/Opelika

Auburn
Time to celebrate! (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Let the good times roll…we’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Auburn and Opelika. From community events to finding the perfect king cake, the city has it all.

1. The 4th annual Mardi Gras parade and Krewe Krawl

The Krewe De Tigris, Auburn’s annual Mardi Gras parade, will take place on Saturday, February 26 in Downtown Auburn at 3PM. The parade is an entertainment district event and features the Krewe Krawl, providing exclusive discounts and specials with the purchase of a wristband.

Wristbands go on sale TODAY (February 17) and are available to purchase with $10 cash or venmo at the following locations:

All proceeds raised from the event will be put towards future Downtown Auburn events.

2. Finding the perfect king cake

You can’t have a Mardi Gras celebration without the infamous king cake. A king cake is a sweet pastry covered with icing and decorated with purple, green and gold sprinkles. We can’t forget about the best part––the plastic baby hidden within the cake. Whoever finds the baby is expected to provide the king cake the following year. Here’s where you can find one in the 334:

3. Mardi Gras Tap Takeover

Mardi Gras
All the Mardi Gras goodies. (Whistle Stop Bottle and Brew / Facebook)

Whistle Stop Bottle and Brew, a bottle shop, home-brew and wine experience in Opelika, is hosting a Mardi Gras themed tap takeover this Friday, February 18 from 7-10PM. Stop by for a night full of authentic Jazz with the Patrick Bruce Trio as well as three Mardi Gras themed beers from regional breweries.

Other appearances include Las Latinas Food Trailer from 5-9PM and Faubourg Beer, a New Orleans brewery, from 7-10PM.

4. Yardi Gras

Auburn Mardi Gras
Take a bead on-the-go! (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Roll through local neighborhoods to experience the most festive yards in the city. Check out what houses are participating on their website. Decorations will be up until Tuesday, March 1, so make sure you do your drive-by soon.

5. Mo’Bay Beignet Co.

Mo'Bay Auburn
Where have you “beignet” all my life? (Mo’Bay Beignet Co. Auburn / Facebook)

Is it really a Mardi Gras celebration without beignets? These deep-fried pastries sprinkled with powdered sugar transport you straight to the French Quarter. Mo’Bay makes theirs from scratch so you don’t have to. The best part? Their seasonal Mardi Gras syrup is available now.

Check out other Mardi Gras festivities happening in Montgomery and Mobile!

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