Mardi Gras
March 5

Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Breckenridge Mardi Gras party!

Breckenridge Mardi Gras Highlights:

  • Annual Mardi Gras Parade
  • Free Concert from Lowdown Brass Band @ Riverwalk Center
  • Paulaner Salvator “Strong Beer” Festival

2018 Schedule

4:30pm - Mardi Gras Parade

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the traditional Breckenridge Mardi Gras Parade Down Main Street! Gather along the fenced parade route to see the floats locals have put together and get in position to catch any incoming beads, then wear them out to the Riverwalk Center for a Lowdown Lousiana Night in Breckenridge to start your night out.
Location:  Main Street (South Main Street to Adams)

5:00pm - 7:00pm - FREE Concert & Paulaner Salvator Festival

Following the parade, head over to the Riverwalk Center to enjoy a FREE concert with the Lowdown Brass Band and indulge in at the Paulaner Salvator Festival.  This German “Strong Beer” Festival will feature big (strong) beers from Paulaner.  Even better, 100 free Paulaner Stein coupons are handed out at the parade to redeem at the party. Try some King Cake at Breckenridge’s un-traditional Mardi Gras celebration.  Don’t miss the honoring of the Mardi Gras king and queen!

Parade Registration

Parade Staging starts at 3:30pm on Main St between Watson and Wellington and the parade starts at 4:30pm. Please enter the traffic light at French St. and N. Main St. or through Watson.

Day of Registration: You can register your float starting at 3:30pm at Parade Staging

Time & Location: Staging starts at 3:30pm on Main Street between Watson Avenue and Wellington. Please enter from the traffic light at French Street and N Main Street or through Watson.The parade will begin at 4:30pm. and will head south to the intersection of S Main Street and Adams where it will turn West towards the Riverwalk Center. Please allow people to disembark the float at the Riverwalk Center, note there is NO FREE PARKING for flaots in the Tiger Dredge Lot.

Prizes: There will be cash prizes for the most creative float! 1st gets $500, 2nd gets $300 and 3rd gets $200.

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