While Columbus isn’t “known” for Madri Gras celebrations, that doesn’t mean YOU can’t celebrate in your own way!
The celebration of Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday marks the end of the Carnival season and the last night of excess before the Lenten season. Originally adopted from French immigrants, it’s a legal state holiday in Louisiana, but celebrated all over the US.
We’re gathering a list of Mardi Gras specials and events around Columbus, with lots of way to celebrate at home. Grab your beads and a King Cake, and celebrate New Orleans-style at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2022!
Saturday, February 26, 2022. Tickets are $15-$25 for this bar crawl through the Arena District and Park Street. You’ll receive your bar schedule the week of the event.
Your wristband includes: Up To 50% OFF Beers & Well Drinks, Up To 20% OFF Select Foods, FREE Entrance To 5+ Venues, FREE Beads (While Supplies Last), Tasty Hurricanes & Themed Drinks, 100’s of Participants, Costume Contest, DJs & Entertainment @Select bars, and Digital Bar List.
Order a complete carry-out dinner from La Chatelaine for Fat Tuesday! Get a 4-course dinner and drink bundle for just $55. Dinner includes:
- Hurricane Punch
- Salad New Orleans with a warm bacon vinaigrette
- Crawfish Bisque with two whole-cooked crawfish
- Jambalaya served with Creole rice and packaged sous-vide
- Individual King’s Cake, with puff pastry and almond paste (and a porcelain charm!).
Plus beads, masks, and trinkets are included with each dinner!
Pickup is March 1 for all 3 locations: Dublin, Upper Arlington, and Worthington. Call, stop by a location, or place an online order.
Order your King’s Cake now! They are $25, and serve 6-8 people.
Join The Kitchen for a 4 course Mardi Gras inspired meal on Tuesday, March 1 from 6 pm – 8 pm. The meal is $90 per person. A full beverage menu is available for ordering.
Start with a Mardi Gras themed welcome cocktail.
- Course 1 | Boudin Sausage Bites with Creole Mustard Sauce
- Course 2 | Fried Catfish Po’ Boy with Spicy Remoulade
- Course 3 | Crawfish Boil with Potatoes, Corn & Andouille Sausage
- Course 4 | King Cake Beignets
The Kitchen, 231 East Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH 43215
March 1, 2022 from 5:30 – 8 pm. Four-Course Dinner and Private Concert 120. per guest (+tax and gratuity) Seating is limited; make reservations early to secure your table.
Advance online Reservations (or phone 614-451-9774) are required and confirmed with cc. See booking and cancellation policy below.
Order Creole food any day, or celebrate Fat Tuesday with some authentic Mardi Gras style food. 1052 Mt Vernon Ave Columbus, OH 43203
Order to your made-from-scratch King Cake from Tremont Goodie Shop. All contain a plastic baby and filling of your choice. They are iced with a light lemon frosting and sprinkled with festive purple, green and gold sugar. The also feature Mardi Gras beads on top for decoration. Each King Cake serves 12-15.
Available fillings (choose one or two):
Cinnamon (traditional), Raspberry, Lemon, Cream Cheese, Blueberry, Cherry, and apricot.
Place your orders 48 hours in advance. 614-488-8777. 2116 Tremont Ctr Upper Arlington, OH 43221
This sweet staple makes King Cakes each year! Order in advance; (614) 421-0399. 772 North High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Order King Cake and Paczki from Resch’s! Call or stop in to order; pre-payment is required. (614) 237-7421. Open Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-2:30. 4061 E Livingston Ave Columbus, OH 43227
Looking for more Paczki?
Pączki are a specialty pastry made on Fat Tuesday as a Catholic day of celebration before the Lenten season, and the last day to indulge in foods before the traditional 40-day period of fasting before Easter. There are several places you can find Paczki in Columbus- find the awesome list from Breakfast with Nick (after all, he’s an expert at this type of thing!)
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TBA for 2022
The following were available in 2021 and aren’t verified for 2022 yet.
TBA for 2022. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events has created the perfect Fat Tuesday family meal to-go. The meal for four people includes cajun mini crab cakes, chicken and andouille gumbo, baked mac & cheese, and of course, king cake dip with white chocolate and sprinkle-coated pretzels.
Place your order by Friday, February 12 at 7 pm! Pick up on Tuesday, February 16 from 9am-5pm at Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
7619 Huntington Park Drive, Columbus, OH 43235. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614.848.4700.
While anything from J. Gumbo’s menu would be appropriate for Fat Tuesday, they are reopening in a new location in Delaware and haven’t released any special meals for 2022.
Find more details on Facebook page.
Now located at 39 E. William St, Delaware, OH 43015