1. Mardi Gras
Gaslamp Quarter • Feb/Mar
Be quick to grab the strings of beads thrown off the floats at the Masquerade Parade. The parade begins in the afternoon at Fifth Avenue, and the music and revelry carry on until the early morning. The food booths serve up New Orleans-style Cajun food.
2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
A grand parade of marching bands, bagpipes, community organizations, horses, ...