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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 29, 2023) – Here’s your chance to celebrate the spirit of Carnival with the first-ever Mardi Gras event at the Meyer Amphitheatre in Downtown West Palm Beach. Hosted by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), this inaugural event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday February 17, 2024. 

 Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, flamboyant costumes, lively music, and electric spirit of New Orleans’ world-famous festival, right in the Center of Paradise. The inaugural Mardi Gras event will feature a myriad of activities, including live musical performances and culinary treats inspired by the sounds and flavors of New Orleans.  

“Downtown West Palm Beach is known for its cultural scene and commitment to hosting world-class events,” says Teneka James-Feaman, associate executive director of the West Palm Beach DDA. “The inaugural Mardi Gras celebration will serve as a platform to showcase downtown’s unique spirit, diverse community, and remarkable artistic talent.” 

The event will be produced by Festival Management Group, which will collaborate closely with local authorities, community organizations, and dedicated volunteer organizations. They are committed to fostering strong partnerships and engaging with the community to create an inclusive and memorable experience for everyone.  

Please visit for information on how to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor or vendor.  


About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. 

For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.  


About Arts & Entertainment District
The West Palm Beach A&E District is a centralized collection of inspiring arts and entertainment venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education institutions. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, the District includes more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural destinations that form a defining industry cluster. The A&E District enhances the appeal of West Palm Beach as a visitor destination, drawing attention to its status as a vibrant city illuminated by its beauty and range of creative expression. For more information about the A&E District, please visit 

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