Mardi Gras San Francisco Style

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style

Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore Celebration Goes Virtual!

February 16, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO — Due to COVID-19, this year’s Mardi Gras San Francisco Style will stream virtually throughout the Bay Area. The Village Project and our community partners will celebrate our Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore celebration through social media, i.e., Facebook Live and YouTube.  Celebrating with a great blues concert, a second line processional, creative costumes, good food and colorful beads, the Village Project will host the 15th annual Mardi Gras, San Francisco Style on Tuesday on February 16th, at 6 pm. This year’s celebration again opens with a free community blues concert, featuring blues songstress, Tia Carroll, along with Zydeco band, Andre Thierry.  The New Orleans style festival will bring San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Music District to life with Zydeco & blues, a colorful family friendly carnival atmosphere, and a second line parade led by the Gumbo Band.  Bay area award winning playwright and dancer, Robert Henry Johnson will serve as Grand Marshall! We will supply curbside, no contact meal pickups at Bruno’s with a New Orleans menu by Nia Soul, including wine and Champaign.

“Not only does our annual Mardi Gras celebration include what people look for in the traditional New Orleans celebrations, it continues to embrace the history of San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood — where music has been intertwined into the fabric of everyday life for more than 100 years. 

Fat Tuesday Watch Party Contest: Organize a watch party on Facebook and win a free gift card. The top 5 parties with the most viewers will win a gift card worth from $15 to $100. Must send a screen shot of your party, have a minimum of 15 people and all participants must RSVP on Eventbrite to confirm you as a winner. Need more information? Please contact Adrian at

To register or purchase a meal, go to Meal Ticket price include a Cajun cuisine dinner, beads, and optional of wine or champagne.

About the Village Project

Jefferson Award winner, Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on academic and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. This annual fundraiser helps support an afterschool program and a free 8 week summer camp for underserved youth. The Village Project also produces Grilling in the ‘MO, A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+ and a seven day Kwanzaa Celebration. To donate to the Village Project, go to:

Business Name: The Village Project
Contact: Adrian Williams
Address: 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 424-2980
Websites URL:,

Halloween Stay @ Home Challenge

We realize we are unable to celebrate Halloween in our normal festive/spooky way due to COVID-19. In the spirit of Halloween Mo’MAGIC wants to see how you are celebrating this year at your community hubs and at home in the Western Addition.

We challenge our youth and their families to stay home to combat COVID-19 and want to see your pictures!! Take a picture of your Halloween: scary costume, community hub site and home decorations, pumpkin carvings, decorated desserts, or arts and crafts creations. If you would like to participate please email