MON: See Merchants
TUES, WED, THURS, FRI: 9am to 6pm
SAT: 8am to 6pm
SUN: 10am to 4pm

Mardi Gras at the Market

Mardi Gras at the Market is back, y'all! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 11a-4p, and enjoy live music, Hurricane cocktails, local craft beers, food with a cajun flair and merchant specials all day. Read on for the delectable details...


  • Mardi Gras-themed food from Smiley's Bayou Catering & Schell's Sweet & Savory Sensations
  • Hurricane Cocktails from LL Spirits
  • Local Craft Beer from Rhinegeist & Christian Moerlein
  • Merchant Specials (details below)
  • Live music from Lagniappe, J Dorsey Band and The Cincy Brass Jazz Quartet
  • Mardi Gras Beads (while supplies last)


11:00am-12:00pm: Music by New Orleans jazz band Lagniappe

11:45am: Announce winner of the Merchant Spirit Contest 

12:00pm: Crown the 2017 Mardi Gras King and Queen, Jeff Thomas from Q102 and Charisse Gibson from Fox19

12:15pm: Mardi Gras Parade through Findlay Market

12:30-2:00pm: Music by J Dorsey Band

2:15-4:00pm: Music by The Cincy Brass Jazz Quartet (AJ Braman - keyboard, Phil Hilger - sax, Peter Gemus - bass, Devon Leigh - drums)


  • $1 off any glass of OTR Cider or draft kombucha purchased at DIRT: A Modern Market
  • 10% off Hangover Helper Herbal Tea, King Cake Tea & Creme Brulee Black Tea at Churchill's Fine Teas
  • Jambalaya + Mardi Gras cornbread for $5 at Gramma Debbie's
  • Market Wines is selling King Cake to benefit the Arthritis Foundation (the person who finds the baby gets a free wine tasting!)
  • Jambalaya samples available in the Mardi Gras tent from Silverglades (whilte supplies last)
  • Mardi Gras mask cookies available at Pet Wants
  • Spend $20 and get a free bag of cajun cashews at Dean's Mediterranean Imports
  • Mardi Gras-themed product at Eckerlin Meats and Taste of Belgium
  • Mardi Gras-themed candy and grape soda floats with yellow straws and green cups at OTR Candy Bar
  • Mardi Gras Favorites cooking class at Findlay Kitchen with Tablespoon Cooking Co. on Fat Tuesday (2/28). Sign up here.

Won't you join us as we do our best French Quarter imitation for the day?