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Crosstown Concourse to host 4th Annual Mardi Gras celebration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — Beads, king cake, a parade and a party can all be found under one roof tonight for Mardi Gras at Crosstown Concourse. Starti...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — Beads, king cake, a parade and a party can all be found under one roof tonight for Mardi Gras at Crosstown Concourse.

Starting at 5 p.m., theCrosstown Arts organization is hosting an annual celebration for MardiGras. 

It’s not Mardi Gras without asecond line. A flash mob will kick off the parade throughout the concourse withMemphis Orleans Street Symphony and DJ Swagg.

There will be a parade forpeople plus dogs. Dogs dressed in costumes are encouraged and include prizes.

During the festivities, kids canmake their own Mardi Gras masks, too.

All the fun is free and open tothe public.

“It really brings togethereverything we want to celebrate here at Concourse, the young the old, peoplefrom the neighborhood, people from far away. If you’ve been waiting for areason to come here because you’re not really sure what’s inside this building.This is your chance,” Crosstown Concourse Marketing Manager Caitlin Hassingersaid.

Hassinger said the hope is the event will lead to people re-discovering the Crosstown neighborhood which is growing with new businesses. The festivities will take place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. More information can be found here.