Join the parade!

Old Sacramento is throwing a Mardi Gras celebration that is not to be missed! There will be free Zydeco dancing with Alligator at Cafe New Orleans (see Nightbeat for schedule), live music at Hogshead Brew Pub and parades through the streets. The main event is a three-day party under the Big Top Tent on Front Street featuring masks, beads, Cajun food, hurricanes, dance lessons and live music by The Zydeco Flames, Tom Rigney & Flambeau and The Crawdaddy Band, just to name a few. The gumbo chompin’, bayou stompin’ good times roll at 7 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the tent is $12 per day or $30 for all three days. Old Sacramento. Call 447-3623 or visit for more information.