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Breckenridge Mardi Gras

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler en Les Rocheuses!
Let the Good Times Roll in the Rockies!

Far from the steamy and sultry streets of the French Quarter, and high above the crescent city, Breckenridge Colorado offers its own brand of French Quarter fun with Breckenridge Mardi Gras. Trade in your gators for gaiters, your hand grenade for peppermint schnapps, and your second line for first chair, and celebrate fat Tuesday at two miles above sea level! Breckenridge may be an uncommon place to celebrate Mardi Gras, but the town is the perfect place for the celebration, offering a great historic strip for the parade, and eclectic nightlife worthy of such a southern party.

The town of Breckenridge comes alive during Mardi Gras, adorned with purple, gold, and green colors across the snowy background. We kick off the Breckenridge Gras celebrations with our Mardi Gras Ball, and dancing the night away before culmination with crowning of the king and queen. The celebration continues with the main street parade, where a healthy line of floats, beads, and costumes provide a high country Mardi Gras experience you will not find anywhere else.

Schedule for Breckenridge Mardi Gras 2014!

  • March 1st 2014, Breckenridge Mardi Gras Ball, 6:00–10:00 pm, Beaver Run Bayou food, music, and the crowning of the King and Queen!
  • March 4th 2014, Mardi Gras Parade and celebration, main street

New Orleans Mardi Gras vs. Breckenridge Mardi Gras!

  • In New Orleans beads are easy to catch, but in Breckenridge, they Hurt! Keep gloves on your hands to avoid the cold sting during the catch.
  • In New Orleans people can dress light due to the heat, but in Breckenridge it is coooold. Dress warm and no showing!
  • In New Orleans they party on Bourbon Street, but in Breckenridge the Mardi Gras party is on Main Street.
  • In New Orleans they put fresh powder on beignets, but in Breckenridge you can ski fresh powder on the mountain.
  • In New Orleans you can enjoy a great Mardi Gras parade, attend a Mardi Gras ball, eat real Cajun food, and celebrate Fat Tuesday on a historic street, but in Breckenridge, well, you can do that too!


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