Join our shops & restaurants as Old Ellicott City goes cajun! Find hidden mardi gras masks during our family friendly Scavenger Hunt to earn beads and win prizes with special sales, snacks and libations along the way. Our restaurants will be offering New Orleans inspired food & drink all day.

Ellicott City town sign draped in mardi gras beads


noon – 4pm Free & family friendly. Pick up your scavenger hunt card & map at the Welcome Center (8267 Main St) then hit the town to visit our businesses and search for hidden Mardi Gras masks and get beads.  Turn your card back in at the Welcome Center for prizes & a chance to win a pair of tickets for Evening in the Stacks ($300 value) or a $50 gift certificate good anywhere in town.

Snow date is Saturday Feb. 17.  Watch our Facebook event for updates in the event of inclement weather.


2 – 10pm  Let the good times roll with craft beer, wine, hurricanes, spiked coffee drinks and dancing to live music. Come hungry for the raw oyster bar, gumbo, muffulettas, beignets and more!  Free admission to heated party tents on the Wine Bin parking lot! Family friendly.  Brought to you by the Little French Market & The Wine Bin to benefit Voices For Children Howard County.

2 – 3:30pm The Shrapnels
3:35            Bateria Terra Maria Samba parade!
3:45 – 5:15 Zydeco Jed
5:30 – 7:30 Hall Williams Band
7:45 – 10pm Soul Island Rebels


4 – 10pm  Amazing recipes from New Orleans will take over the menu!  Be sure to try the King Cake martini plus chicory coffee made using french presses delivered just for the occasion. The full menu is coming soon, but you can make a reservation now.