Mardi Gras Planning Guide for Southeast Divisions

Happiness abounds when Mardi Gras comes to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. After all, down here we know how to eat well and dance until our boots fall off!

Homeowners living at a fabulous Taylor Morrison community are never more than a hop, skip and a jump away from the top holiday events and activities in the region.

We hope you enjoy our 2016 Mardi Gras Planning Guide. Find something wonderful to do and celebrate the love of life with you and yours!

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Dinner & Music in Fort Myers / Naples

Mardi Gras is a bit more refined in the Naples real estate market. Instead of a raucous free for all, residents prefer a fun but civilized night out to enjoy good music and great food. Mardi Gras Evening on Fifth is a perfect example of how Fort Meyers differs in the celebration of life and love. Schedule your evening of dining and dancing for March 4th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

And for Mardi Gras fun in the sand, check out Beads Meets Beach at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Saturday, February 6th in Sanibel.

Orlando Hosts Florida’s Biggest Party

Question: Where can you find fourteen spectacular concerts, 1.7 million beads, Cajun food and a parade that is fun for the whole family?

At Universal Orlando, of course.

Mardi Gras at Universal is an outrageous annual tradition that you won’t want to miss. If you only visit the theme park once all year, THIS is the time to do it!

Sarasota Homes and 3 Days of Mardi Gras Fun

The weekend of the “Big Game” doesn’t have to all be about football when you live in gorgeous Sarasota, Florida.

For three sunny days and three steamy nights (February 5th – 7th), the annual Mardi Gras Music & Food Festival provides fun for the whole family to benefit Big Cat Habitat. Entertainment includes live music, a Family Fun Zone, Cajun foods from New Orleans and a Big Top party for the “big kids.”

VIP tickets can be purchased in advance.

Tampa Knows Fat Tuesday

For a quarter of a century, Dunedin has hosted the most extraordinary Mardi Gras parade and festival in the state. You won’t want to miss out on Dunedin Mardi Gras’s 25th Anniversary Celebration this Fat Tuesday, February 9th.

Enjoy fifty unique and colorful floats with live music at the beautiful Pioneer Park from 4 – 11 p.m. There are plenty of bars and pubs hosting late night parties for adults hoping to dance the night away.

See Atlanta Like Never Before

Climb aboard the new Atlanta Streetcar for a Mardi Gras Adventure. Kicking off February 6th at 1 p.m., your ticket includes an all-day streetcar pass, five complimentary shots or drinks, beads, Mardi Gras swag and food/drink specials at a host of participating venues.

It’s an afternoon of costumes, adventure and exploring your city’s historic neighborhoods.

A Beaded Parade in Charlotte

Don’t miss out on the 5th Annual Parade of Beads Mardi Gras Celebration. Saturday, February 6th from 7 – 1 1 p.m. the EpiCentre transforms into the New Orleans French Quarter. Costumes, decorations, street performers and more. Laissez les bons temps rouler! “Let the good times roll!”

The night before the big event, poker players can help benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Mardi Gras Poker Bar Crawl. The party kicks off at Fitzgerald’s Charlotte at 6:30p.m.

New Orleans Tradition, Raleigh Flavor

Featuring music, entertainment, face painting and loads of family-friendly fun, the Wake Forest Mardi Gras Festival on February 6th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. is the area’s premier no-cost event. Celebrate love and catch beads at this popular walking parade!

And for Raleigh’s best jambalaya and the wildest Fat Tuesday in North Carolina, head straight to Durham Mardi Gras. Events are also scheduled for the Saturday before the big day, February 9th from 7 – 11:55 p.m.

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