Join our neighbors on the BLVD for the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Crawl on Sunday, March 3. The travelling party will include stops at local businesses, with drink and food specials and other fun activities along the way.

Festivities will kick off at 12 p.m. with a party in our parking lot, featuring beers & food for purchase, tunes provided by Folk Arts Rare Records.

Guests will be able to purchase Boulevard Tickets at this location to enjoy $2, $4 and $6 specials along the crawl route.

At 1:30 p.m., the Euphoria Brass Band will begin leading guests down El Cajon Boulevard, making stops along the way to explore local businesses:

STOP 1:
Lips - San Diego (San Diego’s famous drag queen super-club)

STOP 2:
Collins & Coupe (cocktail provisions)
Café Madeleine (French café)
Medina Kitchen (Moroccan Baja restaurant)
Barn Brewery (brew pub)

STOP 3:
Twisted Taps (brew pub)
Tacos la Mezcla (Mexican food truck)

FINAL STOP:
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Around 3 p.m., the spirited crowd will arrive at its final destination, the historic Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Blvd.), where the party will continue with more music and dancing until 5 p.m.

Additional pre-party activities include a free Mardi Gras themed fitness challenge at KOR Strength and Conditioning Gym (4223 El Cajon Blvd.) and an art and healing fair at Soul Flow Studio (3095 El Cajon Blvd.), where guests can also create their own festive wear with beads, feathers and more. Both events begin at 11 a.m.

Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3) will serve as Grand Marshal.