SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Mardi Gras kicks off next week, but some Speedway residents got a jump-start on the celebrations Friday night.
Speedway hosted its inaugural Mardi Gras on Main Street event, complete with New Orleans drinks and food.
Partiers were able to try gumbo, Jambalaya and king cake. Drinks, costumes and even beads helped party-goers get in the Bourbon Street mood.
There were also stilt walkers and fire-eaters to entertain the crowd.
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