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Asbury Park Mardi Gras Day 2022

February 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s back! Asbury Park Mardi Gras Day 2022!

We took a year off, but our New Jersey version of Mardi Gras day 2022 will return on Saturday February 26th.

This will be the 6th year for our event! We hold it on Saturday instead of Fat Tuesday so everyone can attend, but we’ve got the Mardi Gras spirit.

Join us for the return of the King Cake Baby Hunt from 12 pm to 5 pm. It’s a festive scavenger hunt for all ages, free to participate. Start at Backward Glances, inside the Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Ave., & get the locations of all the king cake babies. Visit the shops & find each baby. Each one is holding a secret word. Write all the words on your entry blank, then return to the start to hand in your form. We will be picking random entries who completed the hunt to win great prizes!

Mardi Paws pet parade Mardi Gras day 2022

2019 3rd place winner

Next up is the Mardi Paws parade at 2:00.  This was such a fun event in 2019; we can’t wait to see all the wonderful costumes you have dreamed up for your pets this year. All registration proceeds go to Wag On inn Rescue. Register here! Come with your pet or just come watch the fun. Pets will parade down Cookman Avenue and be judged for best costumes.

That night will be our annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Saint, 601 Main Street, starring our faves The VooDUDES with special guests.  We will be crowning the ruler of the ball, so start working on those costumes. Tickets available here ($17 advance/$22 day of show) or at the Saint or Backward Glances with no fees.

We’ve been cooped up for too long–it is time to let the good times roll!

Mardi Gras celebration ball

King & Queen of 2019


February 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Downtown Asbury Park
Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
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