Time Out says
Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this festival at Long Beach’s Shoreline Village. Catch a crew of zydeco bands as well as face painting and balloon artists. Chow down on beignets at the Funnel House and Blue Carousel along with hurricanes, spiked Kool-Aid, jambalaya, gumbo and alligator legs at Louisiana Charlie’s. A parade kicks off on Saturday at 2pm.