What’s going on for Mardi Gras in Lexington?

What’s going on for Mardi Gras in Lexington?


King Cake at Brown’s Bakery

Mardi Gras and Valentines all in the same week? Relax. We’ve got you covered.

Mardi Gras 2013 is Tuesday, February 12.

James Brown of Brown’s Bakery is back from Next Great Baker and from a brain surgery hiatus and is making King Cakes. King Cake Flavors are Plain, Cinnamon Sugar, Cream Cheese, Cherry, and Apple. Each cake serves approximately 18 – 20 people. Pre-Orders start now. (He is also baking for Valentines.) The shop is at Versailles Road near downtown, next door to the Subway shop.


Bourbon ‘n Toulouse on Euclid will open at 11 am for Mardi Gras and will include a crawfish boil at 6:30 pm. Live music.

Gumbo Ya Ya at South Broadway will include shrimp creole, crawfish etoufee and free slices of King cake.

Ramsey’s flies in crawfish and also serves seafood gumbo, red beans and rice and king cake.

Willie’s Locally Known on North Broadway will host a crawfish boil, with gumbo, and hot beignets for dessert.

Winchell’s on Southland will serve crawfish etoufee and king cake.

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Ash Wednesday

If you or your friends are not able to get to a traditional Ash Wednesday service, Ashes to Go provides an alternative. This service is part of a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal. People of all faiths are welcome. In the Diocese of Lexington, Ashes to Go will be available in two places:

When: February 13, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Fifth/Third Pavilion, Cheapside Park, Lexington
Hosted by Christ Church Cathedral

When: February 13, throughout the day
Where: Various locations in Covington, including the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky Terminal on Fourth and Main St., near the Embassy Suites Hotel on Rivercenter Blvs., and at the corner of Fourth Street and Madison Avenue
Hosted by Trinity, Covington

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