The Power & Light District invites you to help transform KC Live! into Bourbon Street on Saturday, March 1st for the annual Kansas City Mardi Gras Festival. Known for throwing the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the Kansas City area, the KC Live Block transforms into a New Orleans-themed street festival with popular street performers including fire jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, fortune tellers, musicians, human statues, mimes and more – this is a party you won’t want to miss! The festival includes a variety of contests including crawfish eating, beignet eating and Most Beads – all with cash prizes. Plus, a Cajun food fair with yummy jambalaya, beneits and more. Did we mention it’s free?! Admission to the New Orleans-themed Kansas City Mardi Gras party is free from 8 to 11 p.m. You can also upgrade to an all-inclusive, 3 hour party from 8-11 p.m. The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is only $25-35 (depending on your selection of well vs call beverages) and you get endless Captain Morgan Hurricanes, cocktails, beers and cover all night at 15 bars including the KC Live! Block – a deal fit for a king!