Mardi Gras Comes to Manchester This Weekend

Mardi Gras Comes to Manchester This Weekend

Head to Manchester this weekend for a parade, music, food, dance and a whole lot more. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler.

Photo: Dogtown Dance Theatre & Dave Parrish Photography

The day will kick off with the Mardi Gras-themed parade from 3PM – 4PM, beginning at 15th Street and Bainbridge Street. Parade participants will dance, sing and invigorate the Manchester community for ten blocks. All people are encouraged to come to watch and participate in the parade.

The main event will happen in Dogtown’s Theatre from 4PM to 8:30PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children between 5 and 12, and children under 5 are free. Many talented groups will be performing such as RVA Dance Collective, CLAVES UNIDOS, KrasH! Dance, Boom Boom Basics, Ajna Tribal Bellydance Troupe, Dogwood Dance Project, Studio 4 Dance Company, Pole Pressure, Richmond Urban Dance, Circular Expressions, Team Fierce, and Salsa Connections Dance Company. These performances will showcase a wide variety of dance including modern dance, African dancing, hip-hop, belly dancing, Latin and salsa dancing, and more. There will not be a dull moment with this year’s lineup.

In between performances, live music by Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess will get the crowd moving, Sophia’s International Cuisine will be serving delicious food, and there will be balloon animals, face painting, and many more activities for the whole family to enjoy. Legend Brewing Company is also sponsoring cold brews again this year!

Don’t miss the biggest Mardi Gras celebration on Richmond’s southside!

Saturday, March 2, 2019S
Show Admission: $15
Children 5-12: $5
Children under 5: FREE



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