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.
2021 EVENT Schedule
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021
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 zydeco music from Curley Taylor. Held at Deadwood Mountain Grand.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021
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 below.
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 from Curley Taylor and after-party at Deadwood Mountain Grand. Dance the night away to authentic, live music!
Enter a float in the parade, it’s FREE! – Call the Chamber at (605) 578-1876
Deadwood’s Cajun Feast, Friday, February 5:
Additional menu items will be added. Please check back.
Mineral Palace: Homemade Chicken & Seafood Gumbo + Po’Boy Sandwich made from French bread w/ Fried Crawfish laid on a bed of fresh Cajun Remoulade slaw, topped with a slice of tomato. + Dessert will be fresh Café’ Du Monde Beignets lightly dusted w/ powdered sugar.
Maverick’s Steak & Cocktails at the Gold Dust: Beef Fricassee
His and Hers : Muffaletta Sandwiches
Martin Mason: Cajun Shrimp over Rice
Deadwood Mountain Grand: Praline Caramel Bread Pudding
Stan & Ollie’s: Bread Pudding with Jack Fire glaze
Deadwood Social Club @ Saloon No. 10: Shrimp & Grits
Cajun Cook-Off, Saturday, February 6:
Deadwood Social Club/Saloon #10
Lizzie Burgers @ Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
Snitches @ Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
Gem Steakhouse @ Mineral Palace
Maverick’s @ Gold Dust Casino
Stan & Ollie’s @ Iron Horse