San Diego’s Gaslamp Celebrates Mardi Gras

Images from the 2011 Mardi Gras celebration in San Diego's Gaslamp.

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The Gaslamp Quarter hosted the biggest Mardi Gras Party in town on March 8, 2011.
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Thousands partied in the Gaslamp from 6 pm to midnight.
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This outdoor block party mimics the actual celebrations held in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday.
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There was plenty of food, music, and adult beverages for guests to enjoy.
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The annual event featured a colorful parade through the crowded streets of the Gaslamp.
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Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp is San Diego's version of carnival.
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The annual celebration first debuted 17 years ago.
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The event started as just one city block and has since spread.
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No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without tons of beads!
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The outdoor block party featured multiple stages, DJ's, and plenty of dancing.
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Many restaurants and bars also featured their own live entertainment.
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Guests donned outrageous and colorful ensembles.
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Plenty of live performances kept guests entertained throughout the night.
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Guests partied in true Mardi Gras fashion -- beads and masks were abundant.
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The Masquerade Parade featured colorful floats and decked out in tons of glitter.
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