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Tower District celebrates Mardi Gras with ‘steampunk’ parade

Watch the 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade in Fresno’s Tower District

See the 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade in Fresno's Tower District Sunday, March 3, 2019
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See the 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade in Fresno's Tower District Sunday, March 3, 2019

It was a steampunk Mardi Gras on Sunday for revelers in Fresno’s Tower District neighborhood.

Hundreds of people lined up along Olive Avenue near the iconic Tower Theatre to watch the 22nd annual Mardi Gras parade. The theme for 2019 was a steampunk, with its aesthetic emphasis on 19th-century Victorian wear and steam-powered machinery.

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