What to do in Bellingham for Mardi Gras

Bellingham mardi gras

I took this picture in New Orleans, but wouldn’t it be cool if Bellingham had Mardi Gras floats this elaborate?

Happy Mardi Gras Bellingham!  How are you planning to celebrate Fat Tuesday?  While Bellingham and Mardi Gras are not exactly synonymous, local businesses are happy to give you some ways to have a good time.

Here are some ideas:

Take a cooking class- maybe an unusual idea, but it could help you host a killer Mardi Gras Party.  Held at the Cordata Food Co-Op, but organized by Whatcom Community College, Chef Jesse Otero pays tribute to the vibrant flavors of New Orleans as he prepares for your sampling enjoyment–grilled oysters with bacon remoulade, gumbo z’herbes, and caramelized banana and praline custard.  February 26, 2014 from 6-8:30.  $39 and you must register with WCC.

Last year (2013) Allied Arts hosted a parade!  Maybe they will do it again?

The Wild Buffalo usually has some fun shindig going on for Mardi Gras.

Boundary Bay Brewery celebrates every holiday in style, and Mardi Gras is no exception.

As Bellingham’s only cajun/creole restaurant, Bayou on Bay will be representing Mardi Gras with beads and merriment.

Around this time of year, I really miss living in New Orleans.  Maybe I will head out and see how Bellingham celebrates Mardi Gras!

7 thoughts on “What to do in Bellingham for Mardi Gras

  1. Wow! You’re a local to me! Hubby and I are going to our very first Mardi Gras party this weekend in Everett. It’s hosted by Rishi, my belly dance instructor who is also the owner of The Prohibition Grill. She says of the party: “5 Vendor’s Cooking Off, Live Music, Dancing and Full Bar. Going to the best party ever at Normana Hall in Everett. Purchase your tickets by calling Prohibition Grille.” It’s $30 a person, but we got our tickets anyway and Rishi says we should dress up. Hope I’m not being set up because I’m excited about this and will definitely be dressing up even if the hubster does refuse. Which of these parties are you going to? Are you going to dress up in costume?

    • The party in Everett sounds like fun! I think I will probably just go to dinner then maybe some music if I feel like it- same with cosutme, just playing it by ear. I have a sequined butterfly shirt that has always been my backup Mardi Gras costume! Have a blast at the party!

  2. You should come to it. As for a costume, I’m proably either going to wear one of my more glitzy belly dance costumes with a feathered mask or maybe a piratess or gypsy outfit, or just the heavenly devil costume I’m wearing in my avatar picture. What do you think would be best? You’ve seen a real Mardi Gras before – right? Since I’ve never been to a Mardi Gras celebration in any manner, shape, or form, I don’t really know what’s appropriate but I do have a shameless fondness for glitz. I know I enjoy seeing other people glitzed up so I like to do my part to encourage them. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking by it.

  3. Does anyone know where I can get a King Cake in Bellingham
    Thanks

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