The scene: Mardi Gras at Fellini’s

Photo: Amanda Finn Photo: Amanda Finn

See and be seen! We’re sending a photographer to the hottest scenes in Charlottesville for an up-close-and-personal look at what—and who—is going on around town. Know of a photo-worthy event coming up? E-mail  Despite the chilly weather on Fat Tuesday, there was a fun and festive crowd at Fellini’s #9 celebrating Mardi Gras. The atmosphere inside was lively with bar goers decked head to toe in feathers, beads, and masks, and a lively Zydeco band kept the crowd going all night.

1 Ken and Lauri

Ken and Lauri

Ken played trumpet in the first band of the evening, Jazz Rascals, a dixieland jazz band who plays 1920s style jazz music.


2 Katie


Katie has recently moved up to Charlottesville from Louisiana where Mardi Gras obviously has a huge celebration. She was excited to find the only bar downtown celebrating the holiday. 
3 Jerry


Jerry comes to Fellini’s every year for Mardi Gras. He loves Jolie Fille because it reminds him of the Cajun music on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
4 Lauren and Fredo

Lauren and Fredo

Lauren and Fredo had their first date three years ago at the Mardi Gras party at Fellini’s. They come back every year to celebrate the occasion.
5 Jackie


Jackie (left) owns Fellini’s. Along with Saint Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras is one of their biggest themed party of the year.