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Arlington native Joanna Smith, letft, and Caitlyn Nichol Thomas perform on the Broad Avenue stage during the downtown Mardi Gras Festival Saturday night.

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Cold weather chills Mardi Gras turnout

Last year, organizers say nearly 30,000 people came out for the street festival — 24,000 more than this year’s estimate.

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Organizers: 38,000-plus participated in Mardi Gras festivities

The money generated during the event will go to pay for next year's event, organizers say.

Albany's signature downtown festival welcomed more than 38,000 guests Saturday, organizers say, making it one of the best attended Mardi Gras festivals to date.

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Mardi Gras draws in the crowds

Postponed for a week because of weather, the Mardi Gras Street Festival adds music, food, fun and a great time for all ages in sunny Albany Saturday.

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