Let the good times roll, Indy. Today (Feb. 21) is Fat Tuesday, or as the French say, Mardi Gras.
Well known in the US as a major event in New Orleans, it’s a celebration of indulgence on the eve of Lent, featuring fabulous food and flying jewelry.
These Circle City spots have plenty of Big Easy flair to spare, with traditional desserts, tunes, and much more.
- Mardi Gras Celebration Week | Monday, Feb. 20-Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 9 a.m. | Fountain Fletcher District, 1105 Shelby St., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | The Fountain Fletcher District is celebrating Mardi Gras with select merchants participating in special offerings to highlight the diversity of the area.
- Mardi Gras Yoga Class | Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 5:45-6:45 p.m. | YogaSix, 745 E. 9th St., Ste. 800, Indianapolis | $26 | Join YogaSix for a special Mardi Gras-themed session with king cake provided post-class — the yogi that finds a baby in their slice wins a prize.
- Mardi Gras Zumba | Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Indy House of Pilates, 5153 Commerce Square Dr., Ste. B, Indianapolis | Enjoy a fun Mardi Gras-themed dance and fitness class.
- DysFUNKtion Brass at Half Liter Mardi Gras | Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 7 p.m. | Half Liter BBQ, 5301 Winthrop Ave., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | Enjoy some good food, beer, and music from a live brass band.