Things to Do on Fat Tuesday in GR: Parade, Paczki & More

Happy FAT TUESDAY! Here are ways to celebrate here in GR…

>>>Eat a Paczki<<<

Paczki Day and Fat Tuesday just to happen to fall on the same day **wink*** so however you say it…pots-key, paz-eck-e, pus-kee, or the correct way “pownch-key”, this delicious Polish donut is a celebratory staple here in GR. Here are a couple places to snag a paczki:

Marge’s Donut Den

  • 28th Street in Wyoming
  • 4am-6pm
  • 12 different flavors – apple, peach, blueberry, apricot, chocolate, custard, lemon, peach, raspberry, strawberry, white cream and the traditional prune. Customers can choose from granulated or powdered sugar.

Other locations include: Bridge Street Market mix and match from Sprinkles Donuts, Sandy’s Donuts, and Meijer

>>>Don your beads and get in on a LIVE New Orlean Jazz Parade<<<

Starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Van Andel Arena, a live band will be marching around Grand Rapids. The skywalk will be the backdrop for the parade and will include free cake afterward at Amway GPSports Bar.

Once the parade commences, the party will continue at 8 p.m inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum for more dancing. More info here.

>>>Drink a Hurricane<<<

Houlihan’s, in the Breton Village Shopping Center, is offering $5 Hurricanes and $10 Jambalaya today only.

Have your {King} Cake and eat it too

Blue Dog Tavern is raising the cakes this Fat Tuesday from 11am-2am with a Mardi Gras Party that includes Abita Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya, Shrimp PoBoy, and Shrimp and Grits. WZZM13 reported that Blue Dog Tavern will even have a King Cake.

>>>Other ways to celebrate<<<

There are plenty of fun things happening in GR for Fat Tuesday, just remember to have fun AND be safe when consuming adult beverages and ALLL THAT SUGAR. Happy Fat Tuesday!