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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Weekend in Deadwood. The best party North of New Orleans!

February 5, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Jambalaya Mardi GrasDon’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

Eagle Bar

Midnight Star

Maverick’s @ Gold Dust Casino

Stan & Ollie’s @ Iron Horse


Ticket Information

Ticket Information: No tickets - FREE event!

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