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Flagler Avenue 15th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fat Tuesday is the best Tuesday, especially in New Smyrna Beach, for the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, on February 16th from 4 pm – 9 pm!

This year there will be NO PARADE, but Mardi Gras on Flagler Avenue will feature The Gumbo Challenge, NSB Fleur de Key Contest, Mardi Gras Float Displays, Mardi Gras-themed music, and food specials from host locations along Flagler Avenue! Check-out the list of the festivities below!


Hey Yo, try our Gumbo, and you could WIN DINNER ON US FOR THE REST OF 2021!

The Sixth Annual New Smyrna Beach Gumbo Challenge returns Tuesday, February 16th, from 4 pm – 8 pm! Like other Progressive Food Challenges in New Smyrna Beach, the NSB Gumbo Challenge participants can taste unique and savory different types of Gumbos at host locations on Flagler Avenue for $15. Besides tasting the best Gumbos in town, we are throwing a little spice in the event and are giving away the NSB Fleur de Keys to every participant for a chance to WIN Dinner For the Rest of 2021, on Flagler Avenue!

Brought to you by NSB Foodie, the NSB Fleur de Key is a contest where Gumbo attendees can collect keys at designated host locations during the Gumbo Challenge for a chance to unlock one of the 12 treasure boxes located at the Welcome Tent! If the key unlocks the box, the winner receives gift certificates with a value of $300 from select restaurants and eateries on Flagler Avenue for the rest of 2021!* Plus, all Gumbo Challange participants can vote for their favorite Gumbo and winners will receive “The Best of Beach” Awards!

NSB Gumbo Challange Passports can be purchased the day of the event or in advance at NSBGumbo2021.eventbrite.com for $15. Passports will be for sale on the day of the event, starting at 3:30 pm, for cash. We strongly suggest pre-ordering your passport in advance as WE COULD SELL OUT! 


There may not be a parade this year, but we’ve got the Krewe’s and their floats that will be PARKED and DISPLAYED for you to vote for your favorite along Flagler Avenue! From 6 pm – 9 pm, decorated floats, vehicles, and golf carts will be displayed along Flagler Avenue in parking spaces and/or private adjacent parking lots. You can walk around and VOTE for your favorite Krewe’s Mardi Gras Display in the following categories:




THE REX AWARD (Overall Best in Show)

Voting passes may be picked up at the Gumbo Challange Welcome Tent starting at 6 pm. Flagler Avenue will remain open to vehicle traffic during the Mardi Gras Float Display.


Select Host locations on Flagler Avenue will have Mardi Gras music and food options. Check back often for details and menus from participating establishments!

So come down to Flagler Avenue and celebrate the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, Tuesday, February 16th, from 4 pm – 6 pm  

Laissez les bons temps rouler!




NSB Foodie
FABA Hospitality Group


Flagler Ave
Flagler Ave
New Smyrna Beach, 32169
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