You don’t have to travel all the way to New Orleans to celebrate!

Alaska will do just fine! Here are six big events happening all around Alaska for Mardi Gras:

1. Mardi Gras Masquerade, March 2nd – join this free event in Fairbanks for photos, drinks, snacks, and fun!

2. Mardi Gras Petravaganza, March 2nd – dress your furry family up in costumes and parade them around this pet friendly event in Anchorage!

3. Mardi Gras at the 49th State, March 5th – come party with hurricane cocktails, costume contests, and live music all night!

4. Spenardi Gras at Koot’s, March 8th – spend Mardi Gras at one of the most popular bars in Anchorage!

5. Mardi Gras Party with Bayou Glacée, March 2nd – enjoy free cake, beads, and soundtracks from a local Cajun band, Bayou Glacée.

6. Mardi Gras Party at Williwaw Social, March 5th – the biggest celebration in Alaska with burlesque performers, tons of beads, traditional Louisiana cookin’, and lots of drinks!

Get ready for the wildest night of the year!