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Mardi Gras Carnival

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Downtown Redwood City - Location Broadway at Jefferson to Main Street at Stambaugh.

Bring the beads and we'll provide the bands! Celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival on February 22nd at the "French Quarter" in downtown Redwood City, where the public is invited to come disguised for the occasion. Presented by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group, this FREE New Orleans influenced cultural experience promises to bring NOLA to the Bay, complete with all the Mardi Gras trappings, including a music-filled procession, a Grand Marshall, and a Second Line, as well as authentic beverages and cuisine. Plus four notable New Orleans inspired bands performing throughout the event will will move you to get down and get your funk on!

Mardi Gras Carnival will transform Broadway into Bourbon Street from Jefferson to Main Street. The main stage, located at Broadway and Main, will showcase original New Orleans swamp rock, funk and blues performed by Fog Swamp; the positive, uplifting, soulful and organic New Orleans inspired music of Al Lazard & the World Street Players; high energy, swinging and singing brass-line band of Carnival favorite MJ's Brass Boppers; and finish off with the fast, funky rhythms of Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry.

Mardi Gras Carnival in Redwood City features:
• Specialized booths offering authentic Mardi Gras merchandise, souvenirs, food and beverages
• Local restaurants serving up special menus
• A musical procession around the “French Quarter”

Main Street @ Broadway Stage Schedule
February 22, 2020, 4:30pm – 10pm

4:30  Grand Marshall and Second Line Procession - public invited to participate begins near Main Street and Stambaugh and will proceed up Main to Broadway, then North on Broadway and ending at Broadway and Jefferson.

5:15pm: Fog Swamp

6:30pm: Al Lazard & The World Street Players

7:45pm: MJ's Brass Boppers

9pm: Andre Thierry Accordion Soul Music

Mardi Gras Carnival guarantees a fun-filled evening of music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and souvenirs for all ages. Details can be found at www.redwoodcitydowntown.com, or call the Mardi Gras hotline at 650.619.9311. Remember, the funk takes place on Saturday, February 22, from 4:30 to 10 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE!!! Bring Chairs




Help us to kick-offMardi Gras Carnivalby becoming a valued sponsor. Expenses totaling over $30,000 include four bands, audio equipment and operations, large covered stage, public relations/media coverage, tented booths and marketing merchandise, police presence, all new signage, giveaway beads, and professional video coverage--not to mention the other countless items required to make this a successful signature event. Please note that the Downtown Business Group does not receive funds from the City of Redwood City and that all expenses are covered by generous donors…like you!!!


Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Grand Marshall          $15,000 to $20,000

Our Corporate Sponsor will be given premier exposure on all of our public relations coverage, as well as on our posters, banners and marketing merchandise. This corporate level is critical in covering the major expenses!


Kings and Queens of the Carnival         $5,000 

Kings and Queens Sponsors will be given exposure on posters, banners and marketing merchandise. We need your help to make all of the special features and working parts happen!


Brass and Beads Sponsors


We appreciate your support and welcome your donations of $2,500 and more. Brass and Beads Sponsors will be given exposure on posters, banners and marketing merchandise. Every donation means so much to our success!


General and In-Kind Sponsors


We welcome all donations, large and small, so please contribute as you can. To sponsor an item, contact Sue Mitchell, Chair, at 650.619.9311 to discuss your interest. All checks should be made payable to the DBG and mailed to P.O. Box 1266, Redwood City, CA 94064. Thanks in advance for your generous support. We look forward to celebrating with you!