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The Parade is On!
10,000 people to the streets
We’ll do this together!

Parade is Sunday March 2nd ~ Push Off at 3 PM

Queen’s Ball at Pack’s Tavern following parade
Featuring: Empire Strikes Brass!
(with: Eternity)

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Parade is Sunday March 2nd
Push Off at 3 PM
Queen’s Ball at Pack’s Tavern following parade

Pre-Parade Events TBA


The 6th Annual

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Mark Your Calendar: Sunday, Feb 9 @  3-7 p.m.
Where: The Mill Room Downtown Asheville
Cost at the door? Free for Members // $10 Non-Members
Entertainment: Yes
Costumes: Yes

Interested in entering your dish? Contact Ben Goliwas: Events@AshevilleMardiGras.ORG

or Signup Here:

Cajun Cook Off Chef Signup – CLICK HERE

Art-n-Oddities Donation Form – CLICK HERE

Cajun Cook-Off  Chef Invite (PDF)

A benefit for Mana Food Bank &

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Big Thank You To:


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Each year the Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th (12 nights after Christmas) with the Twelfth Night Celebration. On this magical night, the new King and Queen of Asheville’s 2014 Mardi Gras season will be crowed. We will pass out a slice of King Cake (provided by Short Street Cakes) to all current Asheville Mardi Gras supporting members who are looking for the chance to become the next King or Queen. Whomever finds the Mardi Gras baby in their slice will pick their royal consort, and the two will lead the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade on March 2nd, 2014 through Asheville as King and Queen!


What: 12th Night Celebration
The start of Mardi Gras where the King and Queen will be revealed

When: Mon, Jan 6th
Where: 11 on Grove at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free with Current 2014 Membership – $10 for non-members

A benefit for:

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Do you want to know what the theme is for 2014 Parade? ???

2014 Parade may be months away, but it is never too early to start getting your krewe and costumes ready!!! Please join us on Friday, November 8th at the The Mill Room (66 Asheland Avenue) at 8pm, where we will revel the 2014 theme and dance the night away with DJ Sloan Wolf.   This will also be a  great chance to sign up for your 2014 membership if you have not already or you can sign up on our website at www.ashevillemardigras.org.

We cant wait to see you all and as always, costumes are strongly recommended!!!

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One Response to Events

  • carolpim says:

    12th Night was absoultely stupendous, and our new royalty will be splendid, that’s clear from the start. What a thrill to see everyone there–and so exquisitely decked out–you don’t know what all those welcoming hugs meant to me.

    Now, where can we get details on the Cajun cookoff? Time, how to enter, what to bring etc? I want to send out a complete invite to Krewe Oo, la la and others…

    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Three Levels
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Member benefits:
• Free admission to the Cajun Cook-off
• The prestigious Queen’s Ball
• Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Member Picnic
• A handcrafted souvenir Mardi Gras pin
• Keeping Asheville Mardi Gras HOMEGROWN, FANCY & FREE for all!


All hail Asheville Mardi Gras' 2014 Royalty

May theirs be a reign of peace, prosperity and hilarity!
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King Tony Rogers and Queen Michella Bella Roche!