Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Rockies

Posted by Bret and Meredith Amon on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 11:53am.

Bourbon Street is coming to Breckenridge!

 Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Let the good times roll, indeed. It’s Mardi Gras time on the Colorado mountains and the streets of Breckenridge will be celebrating, waiting for your chance to throw your hands in the air, jump around and shout “Throw me something, Mister!” Whether you come out for the parade, the music, or the food, all are family-friendly and offer memories you’ll never forget. Claim your front row spot, and watch the kids fill their bags with beads, trinkets and moon pies! 

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On February 28, just like each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lover take over the town with masks, boas, beats, music and revelry to commemorate the famous carnival season. The celebrations will take place around Main Street and a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party will last till late in the evening. Here are the details:

WHEN & WHERE: The day will kick off around 2:30pm with the Mardi Gras in Main Street Station Plaza, located at 505 South Main Street. Family-friendly Mardi Gras Parade warm up music, beads and merchant specials will help things started.

Around 4:00pm the annual Mardi Gras Parade will start, 100-400 Blocks of South Main Street. Fat Tuesday will be celebrated with the traditional parade going down on Main Street.

Make sure to gather along the fenced parade route to see the floats locals will put together and get in position to catch any incoming beads, then wear them out to your favorite bar as the night out on the town gets started. To register for the parade, click here.

After 5:00pm and following the parade, head over to the Riverwalk Center to enjoy a free concert with the Lowdown Brass Band and party with the Mardi Gras Rex and Queen. In addition, the Paulaner Salvator Festival will be complementing the concert.

ATTIRE: Get in the spirit and come in costume! Masks encouraged. Gold, Purple & Green are traditional Mardi Gras colors. Costumes are not mandatory, however dress to impress.

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Some of Summit County’s best real estate is located in close proximity to the celebrations; exclusive communities such as Cucumber Patch at Shock Hill, Park Forest Estates, and Boulder Ridge are only minutes away from the Gondola and downtown Breckenridge. 

For more information, market updates, and local news contact Bret or Meredith Amon at 970-376-3813.

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