Picture 5You don’t have to go to New Orleans to experience an all-out Mardi Gras event. With three fabulous events rolled into one, Little 5 Points pulls out all the stops at the annual one-day outdoor music and food festival.

The fun starts at 10am with the Half-Fast 5K Road Race, which runs through the historic neighborhood of Candler Park. Next, exercise your liver at several local bars for the Abita Pub Crawl. Finally, chill out with friends and listen to some great tunes while you munch on jambalaya, crawfish, and beans and rice. Spiced to perfection, your taste buds think you’re in the heart of New Orleans. There’s face Painting, live music, lots of beads, and more at the 3rd Annual Little Five Points Mardi Gras Fest.