Mardi Gras 2013: South Florida's Top Celebrations

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Mardi Gras Madness at Mardi Gras Casino 
Fire jugglers, magicians, beads, showgirls, and fireworks -- Mardi Gras Madness has all the makings of a Bourbon Street-style celebration. JP Soars and The Red Hots, the international blues championship winner and Blues Music Awards nominee, will take the stage at 9 p.m. for a live musical performance. If you're feeling lucky, you can take your shot at the slot machines or put your poker face to the test at the poker tables. Advance warning: you may hate yourself when you check your bank account balance on Wednesday morning. 

Price: Free admission
Go Because: There will be a stilt walkers -- just try not to bump into one. That could get ugly. 

2:00 p.m. to 11p.m., Concert is from 9 p.m.-10p.m., 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200  

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Mardi Gras and Zydeco Festival at The Fish House
Kendall is channeling The Big Easy with The Fish House's 6th annual Mardi Gras and Zydeco Festival. The old-fashioned crawfish boil will feature NOLA-style delicacies, including 600 pounds of crawfish, Cajun Jambalaya, and King Cake. Live Zydeco music will set the mood for feasting. Zydeco, by the way, is the traditional Cajun music that originated in Louisiana in the mid-18th century. (More familiarly, it's the type of tune you hear in the Zatarain's commercials.)

Price: Free admission
Go Because: It's probably the most authentic Mardi Gras celebration East of Louisiana. 

2p.m-12 a.m.,1000 SW 56th St., Miami, 305-595-8453




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