In case you’ve been taking a long winter’s nap, or living under a rock, we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you that this Sunday, March 6th, is the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade and Crawfish Boil!
The parade HAS A NEW ROUTE this year and we’re really excited about it. The parade will start at Windomere and Davis, and will come down Davis past Nova, Luckie’s, and The Kessler Theater toward Bishop Arts. It will actually not turn on Bishop but rather will turn right on Madison and then turn right again on 7th Street and come past Oddfellows, Tillmans, Zen Sushi, etc before finally turning left down Bishop and ending at 8th Street (past Eno’s). We’re hoping this gives lots more great places for you to watch the parade…either along Davis or in Bishop Arts.
The parade starts at 4pm and the first floats should arrive in Bishop Arts close to 4:30pm.
But the party will start in Bishop Arts even earlier! This year we’re adding a authentic Cajun crawfish boil into the mix. The crawfish boil will be held in Bishop Arts, primarily on Bishop between Davis and 7th (in front of Lockhart Smokehouse). Chef Michelle Carpenter from Zen Sushi is bringing up her Cajun family from Louisiana along with 500 pounds of the freshest and most delicious crawfish available. If you want to enjoy the crawfish boil, you need to buy a ticket now. A pound of crawfish (with corn & potatoes) is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the parade. (If we sell out of tickets before Sunday, which we think we will, you’ll be out of luck… sorry! We have to order the crawfish in advance so buying your tickets in advance is the smartest way to go!)
Now if you don’t like crawfish, there will still be beer and hurricanes for sale in the parking lot next to Lockhart Smokehouse, and live music as well.
And if you watch the parade along Davis then we suggest you follow behind the parade on foot or bicycle and make your way to Bishop Arts! It’s going to be one heck of a party in Bishop Arts and we recommend you come early and plan to stay late!