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Mardi Gras 2019

March 2 | 7:00 pm

Mardi Gras

Join us for our second annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 2nd. Grab your krewe and head to downtown Norfolk as we transform Waterside District into New Orleans for a night as we celebrate Carnival season with one of our biggest parties of the year! Laissez les bons temps rouler!


6:00PM – VIP Check In
7:00PM – General Admission Check In


We can’t wait to celebrate Mardi Gras at Waterside District this Saturday, March 2nd! We’ve provided answers to some FAQs below.

What time do doors open? 
General Admission ticket holders can enter at 7 PM.
VIP ticket holders can enter 1 hour earlier at 6 PM.

Where do I scan my ticket? 
General Admission ticket holders will enter the building and have their tickets scanned at the main entrance of Waterside District along Waterside Drive.
VIP ticket holders will get their tickets scanned at the VIP entrance on the second floor through the Waterside Garage breezeway.

What time does ticket scanning end?
ALL GUESTS must have their tickets scanned by 9 PM. There will be no party package tickets scanned after that time.

Where do I pick up my VIP gift card?
VIP ticket holders will receive their Waterside District gift cards after their IDs have been checked and their tickets have been scanned.

When can I use my Waterside District gift card? 
You can use your Waterside District gift card that night at participating bars and restaurants or during a future visit to Waterside District.


What bars will I have access to inside Waterside District? 
Waterside District will be open to the public on Saturday, and ticket holders will have access to PBR Norfolk, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse Norfolk, Blue Moon TapHouse, The Market, Rocky Mountain Grill, and Stripers Waterside. Only VIP ticket holders will have access to Harbor Club, located on the second floor of Waterside District.

Is there coat check? 
VIP ticket holders have a complimentary coat check in Harbor Club.

Transportation & Parking? 
Lyft is the official rideshare partner of Mardi Gras, use promo code WATERSIDEDIST to save $5 off first two rides ($10 total). New users only.
Valet available for $18. CASH ONLY.
Surface lot parking available at Waterside District. In addition, self-parking is available at the Waterside Garage directly across from Waterside District.

Will there be live entertainment? 
Norfolk Public Schools Jazz Ensemble will be playing from 6-8 PM on the Market stage
DJ Silver will be take over for the night.

We can’t wait to see you for Mardi Gras 2019!


March 2
7:00 pm
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