Mardi Gras Fun Facts for the 2019 Lake Pub Crawl

This Saturday, February 16, 2019, it's FINALLY time for one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks - the Lake Pub Crawl! Wicked Willie's Sports Grill will be smack dab in the middle of all the action and very possibly the best stop on the entire pub crawl. (At least, that's what we've been told in years past!) 

Surely by now, you've got all the plans laid out and you're ready for a weekend full of revelry. Mardi Gras is a very intriguing holiday surrounded by tradition, pageantry, and tons of excitement. We've gathered a few interesting facts about the holiday to add a little more fun to your celebration.   

Don't Forget Your Mask!
You may think Mardi Gras masks are nothing more than a fashion accessory, but in New Orleans, they are required by law! If you are riding on a float in any of the parades, it is illegal to remove your mask. Everyone else is safe without one, but hiding behind a glamorous mask makes getting into mischief a little more fun! 

Those Gorgeous Colors
Just like your favorite sports teams, Mardi Gras has its own colors. When those colors were being chosen, it all began because founders thought that the "King of the Carnival" should have a kingdom, and all kingdoms need a flag. Since most country's flags were made up of three colors, that's the amount they decided to pick out. 

The rules for constructing a coat of arms states only 5 colors are acceptable to use: red, blue, purple, green, and black. "Heraldry" dictates that both metals and colors are necessary. The people in charge decided to go with purple, that is perfect for symbolizing royalty, plus green and gold. Those colors have their own meanings. Purple is for justice, green is for faith, and gold is for power. 

Beads... and More!
Throwing, and better yet catching, beads is a very well-known activity that goes hand-in-hand with this celebration. If you are watching a parade in New Orleans though, you can expect to have more items than beads thrown your way. Everything from stuffed animals, small toys, plastic cups, and doubloons are tossed from floats. Some of those doubloons are made especially for each year's celebration, making them collector's items.

Mardi Gras at Wicked Willie's

During the 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, Wicked Willie's is going to be the best place to party at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be opening up the nightclub with an additional bar and incredible dance floor. Keeping you out on that dance floor will be a couple of fantastic acts. First up, DJ INNA will get things started from 4-8 pm, and once she's done the stage will be taken over by Doc C & Taz 1 from 8 pm-close

All you need to get into all of the 16 pub crawl stops and onto the 20+ busses that will be running from 4:00 pm-2:30 am is a $10 wristband, which can be picked up right here at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill or any of the other stops, specific hotel sponsors, or Sunshine Daydream on the Bagnell Dam Strip. You can get even more event details at

The kitchen of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar will stop serving the regular menu at 6 pm, but you won't go hungry! There is a special menu planned of burgers and dogs to keep you fed and energized from 6 pm-midnight. 

Now that you're armed with some interesting Mardi Gras knowledge and you know what an exciting night Wicked Willie's Sports Grill has planned for you, it's time to party! Gather all your friends and tell them to join you at the 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!
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