Fat Tuesday and James E. Rooster Parade

The Dirty Shame
March 5 2019


Date: March 5
Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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The Dirty Shame

1929 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

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James E Rooster

Fat Tuesday and James E. Rooster Parade

Join us for the Fat Tuesday Celebration on March 5th in Ybor City!

The event kicks off with a New Orleans-style jazz Memorial Procession (also known as the Rooster Funeral) for the famous rooster, James E. Rooster that will parade or through Ybor City.

Dress to impress! Costumes with a Mardi Gras or chicken fair encouraged as well as flowers and cowbells.

Event starts at – 5:30pm
Gather for a few words for the dearly (but not so) recently departed James E. Rooster by the Tommy Stephens gravesite (1 block south of the train tracks behind the Blind Tiger Cafe).

6:00 pm
The band, pall bearers, undertaker, and guests will assemble in the Dirty Shame courtyard for the march down 7th Ave.

7:00 pm
The Lagniappe Wake begins at participating bars and restaurants: The Dirty Shame, The Bad Monkey, Big Easy Bar & Zydeco Brew Werks. Be sure to ask for The Dead Rooster!

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