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What to Do After the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade

by ARLnow.com February 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm 1,507 5 Comments

2011 Clarendon Mardi Gras/St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe annual Clarendon Mardi Gras parade starts marching at 8:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).

The parade — the largest in the D.C. area — will run up Wilson Boulevard from N. Barton Street to Washington Boulevard. Several significant road closures will be in effect as a result. Parade-goers are being encouraged to walk or take Metro.

If you’re looking for something to do before or after the parade (other than watching the State of the Union address) here are a few local Fat Tuesday-themed happenings that might be of interest.

  1. Bayou Bakery (1515 N. Courthouse Road) is hosting a “block party” outside the store starting at 5:00 p.m.
  2. Whitlow’s (2854 Wilson Blvd) is offering hurricanes, drink specials and a special menu
  3. Wilson Tavern (2403 Wilson Blvd) is hosting a Mardi Gras party with specials and free beads
  4. Iota Club and Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd) is hosting a free concert by The Grandsons starting at 8:30 p.m. The event includes free “gumbo shots.”
  5. RiRa Irish Pub (2915 Wilson Blvd) is hosting a live band starting at 7:00 p.m., plus offering $3 drink specials until 9:00 and “beads all over the place”
  6. Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd) is hosting a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party “all day long.” DJ Chris Styles will perform, specials will be available and free masquerade masks and beads will be provided.
  7. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church) is hosting a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

  • HokieDude69

    I plan to find a nice condo lobby couch to pass out on after the parade. 38-0 Brah!!

    • Plastic Cover

      Look for one that has a plastic slip cover………

  • CSEM

    Unable to make it there – but my friend is there and said a krewe passed by on the rented bikes – what we call Boris Bikes. Sounds like fun…

  • Angry Lion of the Village

    No, what you should *really* do is leave your nasty cheap bear cans all over my yard, vomit in my driveway and pee on the side of my house. Yup, Arlington, all class all the way.

    Anyone know of a motion activated sprinkler system? Laser turret maybe?

  • Great list! Wish I had seen this yesterday and linked to it.


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