The Big Easy being brought to Bakersfield for Mardi Gras bash

Eyewitness News previews the Mardi Gras bash taking place at Elements Venue in Bakersfield. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

You don't have go to New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Elements Venue is hosting its own Mardi Gras bash with food, entertainment and a silent auction.

Organizer Wendy Armijo stopped by Eyewitness News on Tuesday morning to talk about the Mardi Gras Gala benefiting the Bakersfield Art Association.