Full House Productions teams up with the EpiCentre, Charlotte’s premier entertainment venue, each year for the annual Parade of Beads, Charlotte’s largest Mardi Gras celebration. The EpiCentre is transformed into the New Orleans French Quarter, complete with New Orleans-style decorations and special creole menus available at FHP client locations within the EpiCentre. The event includes street performers, traditional Mardi Gras King Cake and Hurricanes, one of New Orlean’s most popular drinks. The EpiCentre courtyard is filled with bands, a DJ and local team mascots and cheerleaders. The parade provides an opportunity for local groups, businesses and charities to showcase themselves and spectators are invited to line up on any of the three levels of the EpiCentre balconies to catch beads, cups and other parade throws.