Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade 2020

It was a warm, vibrant, February Saturday in Venice and the Mardi Gras spirit was out in full force.  Throngs of festively clad Venetians sauntered down the boardwalk, throwing beads, dancing, and engaging in general merriment to the sounds of the Gumbo Brothers Brass Marching Band.  It was, of course, the annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras parade!

And, Samuel Goldstein and Andrew Goetze were on the scene to capture the entire thing!  View pics below!

The pre party  took place at the north end of the boardwalk, with the parade officially starting at high noon from the Rose Ave. parking lot.

This years King & Queen Jackson Rayfield & Abby Deen led the way under the portable Venice sign flanked by event organizer Miss Jessica, Dakota Rayfield, Todd von Hoffman. Kaycee Bream, the Gumbo Brothers,  and too many others to list.

The event theme was ROAR, and roar they did!  The costumes were simply amazing, giving a real deal New Orleans vibe to the day.  After the parade made its way south down the boardwalk, a funky dance after party at  The Sidewalk Cafe ensued. It was an epic day in Venice! A big high five to Miss Jessica, the Gumbo Brothers, and everyone else who contributed and participated.

View coverage by Samuel Goldstein and Andrew Goetze!

Miss Jessica and Johann Stein

Gumbo Brothers

King & Queen Jackson Rayfield & Abby Deen

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Samuel also has an incredible archive of Venice Beach Mardi Gras photos from 2003-2020.  Nice!  Go Samuel! View his website 


Photos by Andrew Goetze

LEft: Ravi


Suzy Williams

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Thanks again to Samuel Goldstein and Andrew Goetze for sharing your photos with Venice Paparazzi.  Go team!’

For event updates, check out Venice Beach Mardi Gras


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