Celebrating Mardi Gras at 'Fat Tuesday' on Mill Ave.

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

TEMPE, Ariz. -- You don't have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras festivities. Tempe's Fat Tuesday is celebrating with a giant party that runs all day long and into the wee hours.

On Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona, Gina Maravilla got a preview of the festivities.

Fat Tuesday has teamed up with neighbor restaurant, El Hefe Tempe, for a big block party.

The Bourbon Street-style celebration runs until 2;00 a.m. The venue will feature six bars, a live band,a DJ, and an authentic Cajun crawfish boil.

"We just got these this morning," says Fat Tuesday's Chad Wilford, showing off a pot of crawfish. "Fresh crawfish  from Louisiana."

Of course the party will also include plenty of beads, and Fat Tuesday's signature frozen drinks.

The $10 cover charge begins at 7:00 p.m.

Fat Tuesday is located at 680 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe. For more information call (480) 967-3917 or visit www.millaveblockparty.com.