• Photo: Emily Bidwell
  • Photo: Paul Clark
  • Photo: Paul Clark
  • Photo: Paul Clark
  • Photo: Paul Clark
  • Photo: Paul Clark

“Ashevillage People” 2018 Asheville Mardi Gras Parade Theme!


Get out your feathers, your beads and your glitter and help us celebrate the buzzing village we all love – Asheville! This year’s theme of “AsheVillage” asks you to come out and show your pride in living in and around our inclusive, quirky and completely charming community by dressing up as an AsheVillage Person.

Riffs on the original Village People are welcome, but this is Asheville, so expect things to go a bit beyond your standard construction worker, native American, policeman, leather man, cowboy and GI. Feel like being a fairy tribal elder? Go for it! A busking alien? No problem. A drumming bumble bee? Yup, that’s cool too.

All are welcome to march or cheer on the marchers this February.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It's Not Just Once a Year! Join Other AMG Events

The 2018 Queen’s Ball
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After the parade is done, come continue the fun at the Queen’s Ball, a gala where you can go gaga over your love off all things AMG! Open to all, this is the culmination of... Read More

Community Parades
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Sure, the Mardis Gras Parade is our most famous promenade, but AMG represents the whole year through by showing up and strutting at parades throughout the year. These are just a few of the parades at... Read More

Pin-Making Parties
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These parties, held between our annual Theme Reveal shindig and the Cajun Cook Off, let you glue, glitter and gussy all you want to make free pins for our members, which are given out at... Read More

Twelfth Night
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Each year, deep in the heart of winter, the Mardi Gras season lights a spark as it begins on January 6th (12 nights after Christmas) with the Twelfth Night Celebration. On this enchanted night, the... Read More

Cajun Cook Off
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Each year we pay tribute to the southern roots of Mardis Gras with a food and music fest known as the Cajun Cook Off. Twenty professional and amateur chefs from around Asheville are invited to... Read More

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Conundrum is one of our 2018 Sponsors! We are always looking for venues, places for floats to be built, extra wood, nails and paint to make them, food donations, costume donations, you name it! Find out more...
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