Mardi Gras Festival


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Registration Open Now!

$20 Registration
$10 per additional dog
**Additional Pet Includes participation in the walk only

Your Registration will include:
– Participation in the Pet Walk
– Participation in Costume Contest
– Mardi Paw Swag Bag

Join us for this year’s Mardi Paw March. A Mardi Gras Themed pet walk around the square benefiting Your Humane Society SPCA. You must Register your dog to participate,  human companions free. 

Food Vendors 

Kettle Corn Cabin
Hadley Family Concession
Heavenly Soft Prezel
VHS Culinary
Monsta Lobsta
Curbside Cuisine
Peru Power 
Kona Ice


Jammin Jambalaya Band
Dixieland Stompers
Sunshine Strollers
Stilt Walkers
We Flip
Sweet & Sassy
Aloha O’Ka Hula
Sugar N’ Spice
Pacific Paradise Dancers
Justin Fuller (Juggler)
Clown Aley 

Market Vendors

Doggie Dash
Cool Cart Stuff
Ogz Designs
Grand Designs of Florida
Heavenly Gems Jewelry
Connoisseur Connection
Softline Design
Simply Silhouettes
Thank God I’m Fabulous! Jewelry
Mexican Specialty
Awesome Fudge
Florida’s Nut Butter Company
Uncle Ronnies’s Cheesecake
BnL The Licorice Guy
Golf Cart Hoodies
Simply Soup Creations
Family Branch
Sentimental Art
LoganJade Designs
Sredl Dairy Goats
The Villages Grown
Joy’s Gourmet
La Isla Creations
Kramer Kollection
Signs by Farris
Morica’s European Bakery
The Magnesium Mom with Jordan Essentials
The Lady Cove
Fine Designs
My Urban Poncho
Wood Creations by Bruce Russell
Sugar Valley Farm
Olivia’s Tasty Giardiniera & Blue Ridge Boards
White Petals & Pearls Soap
Kibbah House
Sumter County Board of County Commissioners
Davis Pro Photography
Dynamic Dog Club
Charming Treasures
The American Woodworker
Ark House Handcrafted
Shoot for the Moon Jewelry Designs
Kingdom Amusements
Sont Ent
Mj Pawtography
Fantasy Flair by ER
Kool Glow
Kingdom Splash Fest 360
C&M 2000
Pampered Chef
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Event Schedule


2nd Annual Mardi Paw March

Kick off the 2023 Mardi Gras Festival with the 2nd annual Mardi Paw March  pet walk and costume contest at Lake Sumter Landing on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. 
All contestants must be registered to participate in the walk.


Jammin Jambalaya (Main Stage)

Let the good times roll with the sounds of Jammin Jambalaya Band! The Jammin Jambalaya Band is Florida’s most versatile, prestigious, and sought after musical groups. ​Reliable, experienced, polished and professional, they’re the ​ultimate New Orleans inspired band. They perform your choice of  New Orleans Jazz including Zydeco band music, Dixieland band music, Second Line Brass Band tunes, Cajun, and Blues that is sure to get your party started.

Live Street Performers

Located throughout the streets of Lake Sumter Landing you will find several different street performers performing for your entertainment. You wont want to miss any of theses talented artists.

Performance Times:

We Flip Circus: 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00pm 
Living Statues: 4:15pm – 7:45pm
Lucien Fuller (Juggler): 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45 pm
Hula- Hooper: Various times throughout the event


Pet Costume Contest (Mardi Paw Waterfront Stage)

Immeditly following the 2nd Annual Mardi Paw March Join us at the second Stage for a pet costume contest and help us pick this years winner



The Villages Sunshine Strollers (Mardi PawWaterfront Stage)

THE VILLAGES SUNSHINE STROLLERS is a fun-time Instrumental organization known for its colorful attire and clownish antics. The band plays a variety of music with lots of “sing along” selections which are popular and guaranteed to get audiences on their feet.


The Dixieland Stompers (Mardi Paw Waterfront Stage)


Sweet n' Sassy (Main Stage)

The Villages Resident Lifestyle Performance Group


Aloha O' Ka Hula (Main Stage)

The Villages Resident Lifestyle Performance Group


Pacific Paradise Dancers (Main Stage)

The Villages Resident Lifestyle Performance Group


Sugar n' Spice (Main Stage)

The Villages Resident Lifestyle Performance Group


Lake Sumter Landing