Mardi Gras Weekend in Deadwood. The best party north of New Orleans
Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras celebration north of the Bayou! Come to Deadwood, South Dakota for a weekend full of free food, a parade, parties, and live music. Plus, there are special open container zones where you can roam from one Deadwood bar to the next.
All events are FREE! Enjoy Cajun food, drinks and fun, sponsored by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce! For more info on any Mardi Gras events, call the Deadwood Chamber at 1-800-999-1876. And don’t wait, Book Your Room today! Mardi Gras is one of our most popular parties.
2020 EVENT Schedule
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
6-8 pm – Deadwood Cajun Feast: Enjoy free Cajun samples (appetizers, soup, entrees and dessert) throughout Deadwood, while supplies last. Participating locations below.
8 pm – Masquerade Party + King & Queen Coronation: Coronation begins and will include live music by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. Held at TBD.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020
2-4pm – Cajun Food Cook-Off: Taste some of the finest Cajun foods in the region at this free cook-off competition. Free food samplings while supplies last. Participating locations: TBD
7 pm – Deadwood’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade: Get a spot on Main Street and collect your share of over 100,000 sets of beads thrown during the parade.
9pm – Live music and after-party at TBD. Dance the night away to authentic, live zydeco music performed by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble.
Enter a float in the parade, it’s FREE! – Mardi Gras Parade Form