The entire community is invited

to revel in the excitement, pageantry, masks, music and magic of the 9th Annual Mardi Gras in July, in the Fullerton Museum Plaza.

$30 per person includes:

  • Live Music
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Taste of New Orleans
  • Fortune Telling
  • Silent Auction
  • Hurricanes
  • Street Performers
  • Drink Tickets

Sip on an authentic "hurricane" and sample delectable samples of delectable fare from Fullerton's finest restaurants in the "Taste of New Orleans," and dance to a lively, live zydeco band. There will even to free dance lessons to put you in the Mardi Gras mood.

Feeling lucky? Place your bids early and often on dozens of valuable items and services at the silent auction. Or, be one of the fortuitous winners in the opportunity drawings for valuable prizes.

Cheer on your favorite contestant in the pie-eating contest that pits men and women alike in a manic, messy race for well-deserved bragging rights!

All proceeds will benefit WTLC, a registered, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families escape the depths of domestic violence and exploitation. We build self-esteem and provide tools and resources to empower people for independent living With Tender Loving Care.

And as always revelers will delight in a "Taste of New Orleans" with delectable dishes from Bourbon Street — Fine Food and Drinks, the Cellar, The Olde Ship, Collette’s and Big B’s Barbeque among others.

Bonne Musique Zydeco will provide live music. There will be door prizes, fortunetellers, New Orleans’ dance lessons and street performers. Guests will enjoy a full bar including beer, wine, hurricanes and soft drinks.

"Mardi Gras in July is our major fundraiser for the year," said Minerva Hildago, WTLC Director. "We are the only domestic shelter program in Orange County that provides a haven for women and their children, both female and male, who are victims of abuse, substance problems and human trafficking," she added.

Admission is $30 per person that includes two drink tickets. The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 North Pomona Avenue, the site of the weekly Fullerton Marketplace.

For sponsorship or donor opportunities,
please contact Shanti Harris at (714) 992-1939, ext 104.