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Mardi Gras Getaway

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  • Holidays
  • Winery
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Are you ready for the time of your life? Mardi Gras weekend, February 17th-19th 2023, is one of the most exciting times of the year in LaGrange. The charming atmosphere and rich history of LaGrange make it the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. The French statesman, Marquis de Lafayette, upon visiting LaGrange in the 1820’s, remarked on the similarities between the beauty of LaGrange and his home in France. What better place to celebrate this wonderful French-inspired tradition! Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)


  • Pair delicious wines and live music at Nutwood
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras in style throughout downtown LaGrange
  • Relax and recharge with brunch and a walking tour of the city

Friday, February 17th

Perfect Pairings

  • Tour a free art museum featuring names like Dalí and Picasso
  • Enjoy a meal at one of our favorite European-inspired restaurants
  • Pair delicious wines and live music at LaGrange's most popular winery



A weekend dripping in culture wouldn’t be complete without a little art. Luckily LaGrange has you covered with our world-class gallery, featuring artists like Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Bob Blackburn.
Mare Sol, a local favorite, serves Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern flair (because everything’s better with butter). The diverse menu features classic Southern items like shrimp and grits and traditional Mediterranean items like their Beacon Beer mussels and clams. There’s no need to dress up, you’ll find that Mare Sol has a relaxed casual environment.
Finish your evening off at Nutwood, LaGrange’s critically acclaimed home for all things wine. This romantic venue is perfect for a relaxing evening spent preparing for the festivities ahead. The Friday night live music sets the stage for a weekend of culture and excitement, and you can take a bottle or two of your favorite vintage home to enjoy when you find yourself missing LaGrange.




Saturday, February 18th

Mardi Gras Galore

  • Start your day with the heartiest breakfast in the South
  • Start the party early at Wild Leap Brew Co.
  • Strut your stuff at the biggest Mardi Gras parade around



There’s plenty to celebrate! Wild Leap hosts a can’t-miss Mardi Gras party featuring limited-release beer, and is the perfect place to watch the Krewe of Mask parade through the streets of LaGrange. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Gus’s Grill is the perfect spot to start your morning. Bottomless coffee and a breakfast made just right ensure you’ll be ready for a day of celebrating in LaGrange! The menu features all of your breakfast favorites, including french toast, pancakes and a wide variety of omelets. Be ready for good conversation, you never know who you’ll run into!
Join Wild Leap Brew Co. for their annual celebration of the Carnival season. Events at Wild Leap are always a sight to behold, and Mardi Gras 2023 looks to be one of the biggest and best events yet! One-day-only small batch beers, NOLA-inspired vodka slushies, live music and food trucks all await attendees, and there are sure to be more surprises in store.
Join The Krewe of Mask and Downtown LaGrange in celebrating Mardi Gras 2023! The family-friendly parade through downtown kicks off at 7 PM, with the route starting at Southbend park and following Main Street. Pick up the parade when it passes Wild Leap, or set up downtown to catch beads and revel in the holiday. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Sunday, February 19th

Relax, Recharge, Refuel

  • Grab brunch at Beacon Brewing Co.
  • Refresh the soul with a walk on The Thread
  • Pick up a new read at Pretty Good Books



Beacon Brewing Co. is one of the most unique restaurants around. It features a variety of unique spaces and micro-venues for guests to enjoy bottomless mimosas on a Sunday afternoon. The covered porch, shipping container seating, or the newly opened Lounge all provide an excellent space to kick back and relax with a mimosa in hand.
Winding through historic neighborhoods, The Thread is the perfect chance to view LaGrange’s captivating architecture and preserved history on foot. Pocket parks are found throughout the trail system, and it is beloved by members of the community. An afternoon stroll on The Thread is good for the soul, and the perfect way to reflect on a thrilling weekend in LaGrange.
Pretty Good Books is LaGrange’s destination for all things reading. Located in a historic church (like many iconic LaGrange spots) this shop specializes in new and used books spanning every genre. Stop by before your return trip and grab a ‘pretty good’ book to remind you of your visit to LaGrange.
Located just off of exit 18 and minutes from downtown, Wingate by Wyndham is perfect for both families and business professionals.
With a state-of-the-art lobby, Courtyard Marriott in historic downtown LaGrange provides greater flexibility and choices for guests.
Part of North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia is an indoor water park and dry-land adventure for the entire family.


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