The 2018 Theme Reveal Picnic Was a Blast!

And the theme is … AsheVillage People

Our annual picnic is always FREE to all our members. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow revelers and keep the Mardis Gras spirit alive. This year we blended the Picnic with our Theme Reveal Party. It was a blast!

From “Sinners and Saints” to “Now for Something Completely Different,” for the past decade, Asheville Mardis Gras has embraced a different theme. But, because we’re all a bunch of scofflaws and scoundrels at heart, themes are completely optional! You can incorporate riffs on our annual theme into your parade garb or you can simply say “pshaw” to that and let your fancy be your guide to your costume creativity.

Thank you Old Shakey’s for hosting us!

Bon Temps !

Here’s a list of our previous themes:

2007 Any Way You Doux It

2008 Flash, Class, Or Trash

2009 Rags To Riches (Or Vice Versa)

2010 Wild At Heart

2011 Homegrown, Fancy, and Free

2012 Royal Wedding


2013 French Broads and Odd Fellows

2014 Where The Wild Things Are

2015 And Now For Something Completely Different

2016 Saints Vs Sinners

2017 X

2018 AsheVillage People

photos by Emily Bidwell