The Adelaide Fringe Festival is less than a month away, and we could not be more keen! One of the exciting new changes being made this year is the date of the Fringe Night Parade. No longer being held on opening night, Friday the 12th of February, it is now on Saturday the 13th instead. So what is there to do on opening night of the Fringe now?
NOLA, one of the funkiest new drinking joints in town is paying homage to the city it’s named after and throwing a Fat Tuesday party to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Fringe. The event will be held on Vardon Avenue, out the front of NOLA itself.
Fat Tuesday is a celebration of Creole culture that happens annually in New Orleans, where locals and tourists party for two weeks wearing costumes and dancing at street parties.
NOLA will be working together with Pop-Up Co to throw Adelaide a party full of masks, beads, marching bands, live music and, of course, Fringe performers.
Two bars at the party will be selling delicious beverages and food from NOLA and neighbouring venues East End Cellars and Mothervine. Guests are encouraged to dress up and wear masks, to fully get into the Fat Tuesday spirit!
The party will start at 5pm and entry is free. The Ebenezer Night Markets will be neighbouring the party, so come past and join the festivities before heading to The Garden of Unearthly Delights later!
Cover image courtesy of Charleston Gazette.