Mardi Gras has a long-standing, rich history, full of unique traditions, but for today, I'm here to tell you how to celebrate best in Fort Wayne this March. While Mardi Gras is a major event that lasts all season, the biggest day of the celebration is "Fat Tuesday," which falls on the 1st this time around.

Mardi Gras Celebrations in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Here are some fun and festive things to do in honor of the special occasion on various days in March.

March 1st - Fat Tuesday Crawfish Broil at Mad Anthony 

Starting at 11 am

Come feast on a Cajun and Creole style menu, along with drink specials. Mad Anthony will also be providing live music! 

This event is open to the public. 

(260) 426-2537 / 2002 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Enjoy a Mardi Gras Treat in Fort Wayne, Indiana

If you are searching for a treat for celebrators of all ages, be sure to visit Zinnia's Bakehouse for fresh Beignets, King cakes, and Pączki!

But place your order soon. Due to high demand, you'll need to place your order by February 24th to guarantee your options. Pick up times are between 8-12 on both February 26th and March 1st. Make sure to text (260) 494-8771 upon arrival! 

Order now at

(260) 483-4765 / 236 E Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Fun Fact: It is illegal to ride a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans if you are not wearing a mask! Imagine that!

*This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated.