The 5th Annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade kicks off at 4pm on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from the corner of Davis Avenue and Windomere (across the street from Nova Restaurant) and will rumble down Davis all the way to the Bishop Arts District. With nearly 60 parade entrants, it’s sure to be packed with lots of music, beads and fun for the entire family.

The pre-party this year will start at 12pm in the lot between Safety Glass and Calvario Funeral Home (312 West Davis, Dallas TX 75208), which has the benefit of seeing the parade pass on BOTH sides of the lot (both the Davis side and the 7th side feature the parade). Just like last year Michelle Carpenter and her Cajun friends and family will provide a full crawfish boil starting at 1pm, and we will have two beer tents to help wash it down. There will also be New Orleans sandwiches, red beans & rice, and jambalaya for sale in addition to the crawfish.

Here’s the line-up of the live music at the official Parade Watching Party:

12:15 – 1:15 Club Wood
1:40 – 2:30 Big Chief
2:50 – 3:30 Inner City All-Stars
3:50 – 6:30 Zydeco Blanco  (with a gap for the parade around 4:20 – 5:00)

The party will go until 6:30pm, or until we run out of crawfish! Bring some friends and join us for a great day in Oak Cliff!