In honor of Fat Tuesday, the Arena District will be partnering with some of Grand Rapids most celebrated hospitality venues to create a Carnevale festival experience. To bring the flavor and flair of New Orleans to the streets of Grand Rapids over a dozen local musicians will patrol near Ionia Street throughout the evening of February 21, 2012, playing to the theme of Mardi Gras. From ukuleles to trumpets and accordions to washboards, music will be bringing the spirit of Mardi Gras. 12 downtown Grand Rapids hospitality venues will be participating in various food and drink specials. The event will be held Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30pm-11:30pm.