6:00 – 9:00: TROLLEY GRAS – Look for the Krewe on Shanghai Party Busses from Rosie’s to the Night Market to Jinx – we’ll have paper tickets for sale for the Mardi Gras Ball – no fees! Cash or check only
The Portland Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Ave is on track to be fantastic in 2020! Joyous music will keep the beat with six (6!) bands, including Brass Roots Movement, Bridge City Second Line, The Beat Goes On and the now infamous Beaumont “Bobcats” Middle School Marching Band plus many new marching groups and performers. Look for new marching groups joining this year thanks to a Multnomah County Cultural Coalition grant.
All revelers are welcome to follow the parade as part of the Second Line at the end of the parade.
Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Fat Tuesday• February 25, 2020
7:00 – 8:00pm (Lineup is at 6 PM)
Route: N. Mississippi Avenue
The Parade will begin at Humboldt Street., near Neil Kelly Company & Victoria Bar, and will roll down Mississippi Avenue to end at N. Cook St., near Ecliptic Brewing.
Parade start: Corner of N. Albina Avenue & Humboldt Street
Parade ends: Cook St. & Mississippi Avenue
Kid’s Costume Pageant: 6pm at Luke’s Frame Shop on Albina. Join the parade at 7pm
Afterparty at Mississippi Studios with live Cajun Zydeco music (8pm, $5, 21+ only)
Beads & Bling:
We’re an eco-friendly parade – The Portland Mardi Gras Parade hands out recycled beads known as ABC beads (already been caught). Most come from New Orleans but neighbors are welcome to drop off your old ABC Mardi Gras beads and they will be cheerfully redistributed at this year’s 2020 parade.
Drop off locations are:
The Rambler, 4205 N Mississippi Ave,
Mississippi Pizza & Pub, 3552 N Mississippi Ave
The Mysti Krewe will hand out signature mini umbrella “throws” as is the custom, to deserving well costumed watchers.
Guess the Theme and Win Tickets!
From now until midnight January 5th we’ll drop clues in social media posts and in our email newsletter. Send your guesses to: PORTLANDMARDIGRAS@GMAIL.COM with the subject line: GUESS THE THEME. First correct guess (or closest guess) will win 2 tickets (a $60 value) to the Mardi Gras Ball on February 22nd, 2020. Sign up for our newsletter! Follow us on Instagram! Find us on Facebook! We’re on Twitter, too!
Read up on our previous themes (see the top menu). Why do we announce the theme on January 6th? or just buy tickets already to the 2020 Ball!