(Last Updated On: November 2, 2015)

UPDATE: 11/2/15 — Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back the Fat Tuesday parade! Check out Mardi Gras updates here. And don’t worry, we’re bringing best of the street party to the parade — think fire dancers and giant puppets.


It might not be Bourbon Street but Main Street in Breckenridge felt and looked like New Orleans on Fat Tuesday

Revelers celebrated on Main Street for the inaugural Fat Tuesday street party in the Blue River Plaza with the sounds of Chris Daniels & The Kings.

Larger-than-life puppets set the scene and a troupe of fire dancers lit up the night as the sun sets behind the peaks of Breckenridge Ski Resort. New Orleans-themed food and drink specials were available at restaurants throughout town.

Bring on the masks for Breckenridge's Mardi Gras street party in the Blue River Plaza. Photo by Daniel Dunn

Bring on the masks for Breckenridge’s Mardi Gras street party in the Blue River Plaza. Photo by Daniel Dunn

How did Mardi Gras find its way to the mountains?

More than 15 years ago, a tight-knit group of New Orleanians decided to trade Mardi Gras crowds for skiing and sunshine in Breck. It wasn’t long before they realized they couldn’t do without hometown traditions; but since the group loved Breckenridge too much to leave, they brought a little bit of NOLA to 9,600 feet. Today, the Town of Breckenridge has expanded upon the revelry to include live music, fire dancers and more. Join the community to honor Rex in true mountain style: with skiing, snow play and an all-out party on Main Street.

Plan your visit: Future Mardi Gras dates

2016: Feb. 9
2017: Feb. 28
2018: Feb. 13
2019: March 5
2020: Feb. 25