West Franklin Street in Evansville is alive and hopping for Mardi Gras - THIS Friday, Feb 5th & Saturday, Feb 6th! Mardi-gras_page-banner_660x283 (2)Beads, food, music, costumes and fun galore will last all weekend long. And mark your calendar - Saturday afternoon is reserved for the Grand Parade that begins at 4PM and don't worry, there will be LOTS and LOTS of beads.Mardi Gras photos from 2015 - #2Franklin Street consists of six blocks full of bars, restaurants and businesses and all of them will be in on the Mardi Gras fun. Guests can purchase a $5 wristband to take advantage of the shuttle service on the street and if you are staying in the Evansille area you can enjoy FREE taxi cab rides to your home or hotel.

Speaking of hotels ... there are wonderful hotel packages just waiting for you!

Admission is free and the Mardi Gras activities are already planned, so what's stopping you?

For more information be sure to Visit Evansville.