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Celebrations include a parade down Arlington's main thoroughfare, all-you-can-eat feasts and all-night parties.

Fat Tuesday in the District has something for everyone.

Get a taste of New Orleans with street parades, block parties, cocktails and zydeco dance lessons on Fat Tuesday.

Check area bakeries for some Fat Tuesday fun.

Mardi Gras parades in Clarendon and Dupont Circle have been canceled due to ice and snow.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with po' boys, good cocktails and live Dixieland bands.

The Mardi Gras cake with a plastic baby figurine can be found at several area restaurants and bakeries.

Whether you want to celebrating with an authentic New Orleans brass band, a traditional Cajun meal, or just want to get crazy at a masquerade ball, there's a Mardi Gras party for everyone.