Mardi Gras Weekend in Deadwood, South Dakota

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Mardi Gras Weekend

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Mardi Gras

Thank you for enjoying Deadwood Mardi Gras 2016. Save the date for next year - February 24-25, 2017

It’s the best party north of the Bayou! Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Wild West, with a weekend full of free parades, costume contests, parties and live music. Make plans - you don't want to miss this cabin-fever-busting event!

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!

Event Schedule

The Open container ordinance will be lifted in zones 1 & 2.  Open container will be allowed from 5 pm to 10 pm on Friday, February 24, 2017 and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Beverages must be beer only and only in the Deadwood-Budweiser official event series cup.

February 24, 2017

8pm: Mardi Gras & Masquerade Party - at the TBD! King & Queen Coronation and Mardi Gras costume contest, with over $2,000 in cash and prizes
9pm: Live Zydeco Music by Curley Taylor at the TBD!
All Events are FREE!
* Open container in zones 1 & 2 from 5 pm to 10 pm

February 25, 2017     

1-4pm: Taste some of the finest Cajun foods in the region at this free Cajun food cook-off competition. This public tasting will be at locations throughout Deadwood.
7pm: 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 by Curley Taylor at TBD
All Events are FREE!
* Open container in zones 1 & 2 from noon to 10 pm

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