Bourbon Street Meets Main Street: Mardi Gras Florida Style

Laissez les bon temps roulez! Beso Del Sol Resort is once again a platinum sponsor and the official host hotel for the 2017 Mardi Gras celebration in Dunedin on February 28.

Mardi Gras in Dunedin is always a fantastic time, attracting visitors from all over the Tampa area and well beyond. It starts with live music, continues with the colorful parade, goes on with more live music and then the celebration spills into local bars and restaurants for a night of New Orleans fun Florida style.

  • Music begins in Pioneer Park at 1 p.m.

  • Parade steps off at 7 p.m., (think 50+ floats throwing  beads)

  • Live music and party continues in the park until 10 p.m.

  • Pick your next stop as the party continues at local bars and restaurants

The music lineup includes:

1-2:30 p.m. Waylon Thibodeaux, “Louisiana’s Rockin’ Fiddler”
3-4:30 p.m. Shevonne (American Idol)
5-7 p.m. TBone Hamilton’s Big Easy Revue
8-10 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

In addition to music, there will be food, drink and craft vendors throughout the downtown area, along with street performers and exhibits.

Make it a “very important” experience with VIP tickets. VIP access gets you in to the official VIP & Hospitality area with a private bar, great food, and the chance to mingle with local celebrities, business owners and band members. Scroll down to buy VIP and event tickets here.

It’s going to be a heck of a party and we hope you’ll be staying with us at Beso Del Sol Resort for the festivities.

Where do you like to celebrate Mardi Gras?

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.