What to do in Bellingham for Mardi Gras

Bellingham mardi gras

I took this picture in New Orleans, but wouldn’t it be cool if Bellingham had Mardi Gras floats this elaborate?

Happy Mardi Gras Bellingham!  How are you planning to celebrate Fat Tuesday?  While Bellingham and Mardi Gras are not exactly synonymous, local businesses are happy to give you some ways to have a good time.

Here are some ideas:

Take a cooking class- maybe an unusual idea, but it could help you host a killer Mardi Gras Party.  Held at the Cordata Food Co-Op, but organized by Whatcom Community College, Chef Jesse Otero pays tribute to the vibrant flavors of New Orleans as he prepares for your sampling enjoyment–grilled oysters with bacon remoulade, gumbo z’herbes, and caramelized banana and praline custard.  February 26, 2014 from 6-8:30.  $39 and you must register with WCC.

Last year (2013) Allied Arts hosted a parade!  Maybe they will do it again?

The Wild Buffalo usually has some fun shindig going on for Mardi Gras.

Boundary Bay Brewery celebrates every holiday in style, and Mardi Gras is no exception.

As Bellingham’s only cajun/creole restaurant, Bayou on Bay will be representing Mardi Gras with beads and merriment.

Around this time of year, I really miss living in New Orleans.  Maybe I will head out and see how Bellingham celebrates Mardi Gras!