About Mardi Gras Oak Cliff

Mardi Gras Oak Cliff was started in 2009 by Amy Wallace Cowan. Coming off a well-attended Election Night Street Party, the business owners and residents around the Bishop Arts District asked her, “What’s next?” The community threw their hearts and creativity into it, and a parade was born. The first year featured 27 entries, and the crowd was approximated to be 2,000 people. Now the parade caps at 50 entries who get better and better every year, and crowd estimates are in the 10,000 range!

​The purpose of the parade is still the same: To bring community members together, and to introduce new people to the awesome Oak Cliff community.

​Mardi Gras Oak Cliff is the largest and most diverse event held in Oak Cliff. From schools and churches to service organizations and neighborhoods, a representation from every facet of Oak Cliff is welcome and included in the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade!

About Go Oak Cliff

Go Oak Cliff promotes community and quality of life through communications and events. Since 2009, those events have morphed and changed into our 4 signature events: Mardi Gras Oak Cliff, Brew Riot, Blues, Bandits, & BBQ, and Bastille Days Dallas.

More information about Go Oak Cliff can be found on their website. Click here to check it out!