Winn-Dixie will celebrate Mardi Gras across Louisiana with food and celebrations. The grocer also plans to participate in local parades with free swag gifts.
“At Winn-Dixie, we are excited to join the Carnival revelry with our local communities again this year,” said Lynn Rushing, regional VP for Winn-Dixie.
“We are incredibly proud of our deep-rooted history in Louisiana, and it is a privilege to honor the culture and community that has supported us since 1956. Winn-Dixie celebrates the diverse traditions and unique foods that make Louisiana truly special – this Carnival season and all year long.”
To help customers easily enjoy the holiday season, Winn-Dixie is offering freshly baked king cakes in 50 different flavors ranging from traditional cinnamon to varieties like cream cheese, strawberry and chocolate.
In addition to king cakes, the grocer will also offer a variety of deli assortments, including a variety of flavored wings, live or boiled crawfish and fresh miniature muffulettas.
The neighborhood grocer is committed to bringing the spirit of Mardi Gras to customers throughout the season by hosting several free events to celebrate. Customers can enjoy fun-filled revelry with local favorite foods and community festivities to celebrate while they shop at their neighborhood stores. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, king cake sampling, product giveaways, family friendly games and more:
- Feb. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at the Zachary Winn-Dixie, located at 5005 Church St., Zachary, Louisiana;
- Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Covington Winn-Dixie, at 2100 Collins Blvd., Suite 132, Covington, Louisiana;
- Feb. 18 from 8-11 a.m. at the Algiers Winn-Dixie, located at 3008 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana; and
- Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m. at the Mid-City Winn-Dixie, at 401 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana.
On Feb. 21, Mardi Gras day, Winn-Dixie will join the Krewe of Covington and Krewe of Argus in Metairie to celebrate with parade-goers. Attendees can enjoy the grocer’s signature “throwing” gifts including specialty beads, Southeastern Grocers snack foods and Winn-Dixie swag items. In Metairie, people are encouraged to look for the grocer’s themed float. Local stores will remain open during normal business hours to serve customers as they celebrate.
With 28 stores in Louisiana, Winn-Dixie provides customers with large selections of homegrown products and everyday brands. Last year, Winn-Dixie launched its online shopping platform to offer customers the same promotions, savings and prices found in stores. For more information, including location availability, visit WinnDixie.com.