Fat Tuesday is on the 28th. Kind of a big deal. (courtesy Mad Malts Brewing)

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, Alabama!

February 28th is Mardi Gras. Of course, it’s a huge celebration in Louisiana, but did you know that Alabama lays claim for the first Carnival celebration of the holiday in the United States?

SATURDAY, FEB. 25

Mardi Gras with Abita | Old Town Beer Exchange, Huntsville | Through Feb. 28

Mardi Gras Bash w/Abita | Hop City, Birmingham | 11 am

Steampunk Masquerade Ball | Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Madison | 3 pm

Mardi Gras | Cajun Steamer, Hoover | 3 pm

Blue Pants at Commerce Kitchen | Commerce Kitchen, Huntsville | 4:30 pm

Goat Island Brewing Beer Tasting | The Creative Grape, Sheffield | 6 pm

John Hart Duo | Big Beach Brewing, Gulf Shores | 6:30 pm

Jimmy Henderson Trio | Yellowhammer Brewing, Huntsville | 7 pm

The Frayed Knot Band | Band of Brothers Brewing, Tuscaloosa | 7 pm

Hannah Thomas | Ghost Train Brewing Company, Birmingham | 7 pm

Deontay Wilder Fight | Black Warrior Brewing, Tuscaloosa | 7 pm

Mad Malts Mardi Gras Party | Mad Malts Brewing, Huntsville | 7 pm

SUNDAY, FEB. 26

Yoga | Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Madison | 1 pm

Goat Island Beer Dinner | Below the Radar, Huntsville | 6 pm

MONDAY, FEB. 27

Elite Music | Railyard Brewing, Montgomery | 5 pm

Trivia Night | Straight To Ale, Huntsville | 6 pm

Paint Night | Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham | 6 pm

TUESDAY, FEB. 28

Fat Tuesday | Big Beach Brewing, Gulf Shores | All Day

Charity Beer Night | Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Madison | 3 pm

Singin’ River Running Crew | Singin’ River Brewing Company, Florence | 5:30 pm

Fat Tuesday Party | Salty Nut Brewery, Huntsville | 5:30 pm

Mardi Gras Blowout! | Wildwood Tavern, Florence | 7 pm

Trivia | Black Warrior Brewing, Tuscaloosa | 8 pm

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 1

Goodwill Wednesday | Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham | 3 pm

Cigar City Release | Hop City, Birmingham | 5 pm

Good People Beer Dinner | Amsterdam Cafe, Auburn | 5 pm

Southern Tier New Beer Tap Event | Old Town Beer Exchange, Huntsville | Through Feb. 28

Neel Alexander Art Exhibit | Black Warrior Brewing, Tuscaloosa | 7 pm

THURSDAY, MAR. 2

Orpheus Beer Release | Hop City, Birmingham | 5 pm

Red Hills Northern Alabama Launch Event | Old Town Beer Exchange, Huntsville | 5 pm

Across the Tracks Beer Dinner with Red Clay Brewing | Zaza Gastropub, Opelika | 5 pm

Brushes and Brews | Red Hills Brewing, Homewood | 6 pm

Pints and Paints | Folklore Brewing Company, Dothan | 6 pm

Fantasy Flight Book Club | Das Stahl Bierhaus, Huntsville | 7 pm

Mulberry Firkin Madness Tappening | Big Beach Brewing, Gulf Shores | 7 pm

FRIDAY, MAR. 3

Straight To Ale Specialty Tap Event | Old Town Beer Exchange, Huntsville | 5 pm

Them Again | Big Beach Brewing, Gulf Shores | 6:30 pm

Rue Snider | Back Forty Beer Company, Gadsden | 6:30 pm

Johnathan Slater | Mad Malts Brewing, Huntsville | 7 pm

NOTE: Events are supplied by the venue and are current at time of publication. Please contact the venue before going to make sure the event is still on. Cheers!