Breckenridge has re-designed Mardi Gras in the mountains! Get the latest info on the town’s Mardi Gras street party with this new post.
Breckenridge’s 2014 carnival season kicks off Saturday, March 1 with the annual Mardi Gras Ball, featuring the sounds of Hazel Miller. The revelry continues in bars across town and comes to a close with a Fat Tuesday parade down Main Street. Check out the 2014 schedule below and keep scrolling for a few of our favorite photos and a video recap of the 2013 celebration.
March 1, 2014: Breckenridge Mardi Gras Ball
Hazel Miller’s soulful vocals provide the backdrop to this mountain-formal masquerade ball at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center. What’s mountain formal? From snow boots to sequined gowns, anything goes for guests sampling the New Orleans-style cuisine.Get into the carnival spirit with costumes, beads and masks, which will be sold at the event. Tickets are $60 per person (cash bar), or a table of 10 for $500. Tickets are limited; Purchase online, or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.).
Need a plan for the kiddos? Drop them off at the Mountain Top Children’s Museum for an evening of fun and activities. Kids’ Night Out includes dinner and creative projects from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required; contact the museum for details.
March 4, 2014: Fat Tuesday parade
Summit County’s only Mardi Gras parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. Free float registration is now open.Hang out on Main Street to see floats and colorful characters handing out trinkets to the crowd. Stop by Holly’s Pizazz Boutique, 101 N. Main St. #D, for bead, mask and boa needs. Post-parade parties will be held at restaurants and bars around town; celebrate the night with drink specials, music and more.
Mardi Gras in Breckenridge event website: http://www.gobreck.com/events/mardi-gras
Plan your visit: Future Mardi Gras dates
2014: March 4
2015: Feb. 17
2016: Feb. 9
2017: Feb. 28
2018: Feb. 13