It’s Mardi Gras weekend in Asbury Park for 2023 on Friday night & Saturday afternoon 2/17-18! Join us for the Masquerade Ball, King Cake Baby Hunt, & Mardi Paws Pet parade!
We’re kicking it off with the Masquerade Ball on Friday night at the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave. The VooDUDES are back to get you dancing, starting at 8 pm, and admission is FREE! There will be a costume contest to be crowned Ruler of Mardi Gras & win great prizes, so start working on your outfit. Of course, we’ve got your fancy masks and vintage finery available at Backward Glances.
On Saturday afternoon, the fun continues with the King Cake Baby Hunt from 12 -5. It’s a festive scavenger hunt for all ages, free to participate. Start here at Backward Glances, inside the Shoppes at the Arcade, & get the locations of all the king cake babies. Visit the downtown 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!
At 2 pm, it’s time for the 3rd annual Mardi Paws Parade! Festively dressed pets will be marching down Cookman Ave*., and will compete for wonderful prizes. Register in advance here or on-site on the 18th, starting at 1:00. All proceeds to benefit Wag On Inn Rescue. Come on out, It’s free to just watch the fun!
Let the good times roll!!
*(in case of inclement weather, pets will promenade & be judged inside the Shoppes at the Arcade)