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Don’t Miss: Carnaval De Canal in Worcester’s Canal District

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

 

The Canal District will once again put on the biggest Mardi Gras Party in Massachusetts beginning on Tuesday, bringing New Orleans fun and entertainment to Worcester with the Third Annual "Carnaval De Canal."

The Canal District will transition into New Orleans with food, entertainment, unique street performers, promotional giveaways, Mardi Gras beads, masks, free horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the district, and more.

The Canal District offers venues for all tastes, whether it be New Orleans dining or dancing the night away at one of the district's clubs. The evening will kick off Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Smokestack Urban Barbeque and will continue throughout the evening with many venues located on Green, Water and Millbury Street in Worcester until the close of business.

"Events like Carnaval De Canal are fun events that attract thousands to the Canal District, Worcester's #1 destination neighborhood. It's safe, affordable, with plenty of parking, and convenient to get to," said John G. Giangregorio, President of the Canal District Alliance and the Canal District Business Association.

A free shuttle service for some of the Worcester colleges to and from the district will also be available starting at 9 p.m
 

Remember to bring your camera

Beginning March 8, a photography contest will take place on The Canal District Facebook page.

Participants can share their your Carnaval De Canal photo from the event by emailing it to [email protected] (Include name, number, and venue location of picture). Pictures will be accepted March 4 through March 7. The photos will go up for voting starting March 8. Voting will be open till March 15 with the winner to be announced Monday, March 17th on The Canal District Facebook Page.

The top 3 pictures will receive gift certificates to restaurants & venues in The Canal District.

For an up to date list of participating venues, shuttle times, and entertainment happening at each of the venues, visit the Canal District Facebook page.

 

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