Mardi Gras Activities and Events
Myles Gleason
Mardi Gras is a celebration you do not want to miss!

From the vibrant colors to the excitement in the street, the Mardi Gras celebration is a time to enjoy local communities and traditions. Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way down the river to New Orleans, but can celebrate right in your backyard (well sort of) in nearby cities. Mardi Gras is a celebration for all ages and thanks to Activity Village we’ve prepared some DIY crafts that will be fun for the whole family!

Mardi Gras Crown


  • Gold card (about 3 inches / 5 cm wide
    and long enough to go around your head)
  • Feathers
  • Sparkly bits (sequins, glitter etc)
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Stapler


  • Lay the card out in front of you
  • Begin by taping the feathers along the backside of the card
  • Flip the crown over and start decorating with glitter and sequins
  • Tape or staple the crown to fit around your head

Mardi Gras Necklace


  • Any pasta shapes, with holes, which can be strung on a string
  • Purple and green paints
  • Gold acrylic or spray paint
  • Shoelaces, yarn or string


  • Evenly divide the pasta into three different groups (one for each color)
  • Once dry, begin stringing the pasta onto the yarn.
  • Tie or tape at the end to secure the necklace and you are ready to go!

To find more fun crafts please visit Activity Village’s webpage!

Upcoming Events around Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras on River Street - TBD

Savannah is a great place to enjoy Mardi Gras, with the annual celebration along River Street and the city’s park squares. Enjoy the colors and excitement of Mardi Gras as you walk along the historic River Street and indulge in many of the restaurants located nearby. Walk a little further and enjoy the many historic neighborhoods that are both family-friendly and fun.

Tybee Island Mardi Gras - Saturday, February 25

Celebrate Tybee Island’s 9th annual Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25th. The party starts at noon and goes until 6pm, hosting street performances and live music. And in true Mardi Gras theme, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade will begin at 3pm lined with colorful floats and marching bands. Immerge yourself in the local scene while enjoying the party and Cajun food on Tybee Island.

Westin Jazz BrunchEvery Sunday

Transform your brunch for Mardi Gras weekend with a live jazz band at The Westin in Savannah, GA. On Sunday from 11:30am – 2pm, experience a live performance by Jeremy Davis Equinox as you look out onto the Savannah River. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

Tickets for brunch are $44 for adults, $20 for children 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

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