Family favourite back again
Its return proved such a hit last year, that the old family favourite – the Mardi Gras – is back again this year. The bright and colourful event, held on Friday night, is a great way to kick-start Alexandra’s annual festival of spring. The retail area of lower Tarbert St will be closed to all traffic, and a host of activities aimed at the young and young at heart will be on offer. Activities planned this year include a best-dressed bike competition, the flying hundred cycle races, a truck pull competition, the popular and hilarious bed races and the MoreFM Festival King competition. Live music and food stalls will also be on offer. The Mardi Gras gets underway at 7pm, finishing at 9pm.