Get all the beads at Wall Street's Pre Pardi Gras Block Party in downtown Orlando


  • photo courtesy Wall Street Plaza
Mardi Gras isn’t really a thing down here, despite Universal Studios’ best efforts, but displaced New Orleanians – or anyone who wishes they were – can get a taste of the Big Easy at Wall Street Plaza’s Fat Tuesday-themed Saturday night block party. Collect as many beads as you can while taking advantage of drink specials, then bring them back on Tuesday for the main event. Pre Pardi Gras 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; Fat Tuesday Block Party Tuesday, Feb. 25; Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St.; free;

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