For revelers around the world, February conjures images of Mardi Gras and Carnival. For Americans, Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans -- but it doesn't have to be. From Mobile, Alabama, to Portland, Oregon, February is filled with parades and other events celebrating Mardi Gras. Instead of traveling to the Big Easy for the celebration, revelers can save a bundle by taking in a Fat Tuesday festival closer to home.
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