Celebrating Mardi Gras, Buffalo Style!

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) New Orleans isn't the only place that people party on "Fat Tuesday" just before the Lenten season of fasting.

Buffalo is also a place to celebrate "Mardi Gras!"

The newsweekly ARTVOICE is sponsoring a 5pm parade, followed by a party at various restaurants and nightclubs in the city and suburbs.

People can party responsibly, and help out Hospice and the "Give For Greatness" campaign to fun the arts.

Megan Callahan joined Channel 7's Jaclyn Asztalos Tuesday morning on "Eyewitness News This Morning" to preview the events.