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Mardi Gras festivities in the Gaslamp

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Around 30,000 revelers are expected to flock to downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter this evening to celebrate Mardi Gras -- a final night of indulgence before the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent.

The 20th annual Mardi Gras parade and celebration is scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight and will be held on Fifth Avenue, between Broadway and Harbor Drive. It will feature live music and light shows.

The parade is scheduled to start at 9 p.m.

General admission tickets for the 21-and-up event are $45 at the gate. Proceeds will go to the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.


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