Charleston Mardi Gras Guide

February 6, 2024

Consider this your go-to resource for all things Mardi Gras in Charleston, SC. This year, Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. We’ve added the top events to attend in Charleston. Some celebrations could be announced at the last minute, so check back here for additional Mardi Gras event options.

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Mardi Gras Events in Charleston

Mardi Gras Themed Pop-Up Bar

Location: Charleston Sports Pub | James Island

From Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Saturday, February 17, 2024 Charleston Sports Pub on James Island is hosting a pop-up Mardi Gras themed bar. Guests can enjoy Mardi Gras decor, beads, and live jazz music during several days of the pop-up.

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Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil

Location: The Container Bar | Downtown

The Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil is Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Container Bar. Celebrate Mardi Gras with all-you-can-eat crawfish for $40 a person, live music, hair tinsel, drink specials, and giveaways! Admission is free.

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Biergarten’s Mardi Gras Masquerade

Location: Bay Street Biergarten | Downtown

Biergarten’s Mardi Gras Masquerade is Friday, February 9, 2024, at 9:00pm at Bay Street Biergarten. Enjoy a Mardi Gras-themed celebration with drink specials, DJ Jerry Feels Good, and drink specials. There will be a costume contest, so be sure to wear your Mardi Gras best. This event is sponsored by Bacardi. Admission is free.

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Tiger Gras Masquerade Party

Location: Blind Tiger | Downtown

The Tiger Gras Masquerade Party is on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 11:00am to 2:00am at Blind Tiger. Celebrate Mardi Gras with an all-day party at Blind Tiger. Enjoy drink specials, a crawfish boil, and live music. Admission is free.

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Mardi Gras Beads & Brews Bar Crawl

Location: Downtown Bars

The Mardi Gras Beads & Brews Bar Crawl is Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm at various Charleston bars. Tickets are $5.00 to $9.99 and include a Pub Pioneers wristband, free entry into participating venues, exclusive drink and food specials, and access to a  digital map of the crawl.

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Maybank Mardi Gras

Location: Charleston Pour House | Downtown

Maybank Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 13, 2024, with shows at 6:00pm and 9:00pm at Charleston Pour House. Head to Charleston Pour House this Mardi Gras to enjoy Ward’s 9th Brass Band playing at 6:00pm at The Deck Stage and Mike Quinn and Friends play the Meters at 9:00pm on The Main Stage. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

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Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek

Location: Shem Creek

The Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek is Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Participants will “crawl” by foot or water taxi to various restaurants along the creek. They will answer trivia questions, enjoy games, hear live music, and bid at the silent auction. Food and drink specials will offered at each restaurant. Tickets are $45 per person.

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Festive Mardi Gras Charleston Restaurants and Bites


Neighborhood: North Charleston | Mount Pleasant

LoLA is a Cajun- & Creole-style seafood restaurant with a full bar and patio. LoLA serves seafood gumbo, corn and crab chowder, Carolina gator bites, Jambalaya, Creole red rice and beans, and so many more Cajun-Creole classics.

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Gillie’s Seafood

Gille’s Seafood

Neighborhood: Folly Beach

Gillie’s on Folly Beach is a fantastic destination to visit for some favorite southern menu items. Gillie’s menu includes gator bites, seafood gumbo, spicy jambalaya, pasta Mardi Gras, seafood baskets, and more tasty southern bites. Whether you’re a local or just visiting the area during Mardi Gras, Gillie’s is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a great meal.

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HERO Doughnuts


Neighborhood: Downtown

This Mardi Gras, order a Brioche King Cake from HERO on King Street. HERO’s King Cake is made with a twisted cinnamon brioche dough, injected with milk jam and topped with house-made cream cheese frosting, Mardi Gras sprinkles & a tiny plastic baby. All cakes are made in hand to order so be sure to place your order 48 hours in advance. Each cake is $35.

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Kudzu Bakery


Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant

Kudzu Bakery in Mount Pleasant is taking orders for Kings Cakes. Call Kudzu at: (843) 284-8847.

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