Off Season Planning Is On

The AMG executive committee is hard at work behind the scenes planning this year’s fabulous and raucous Mardi Gras Celebration.

 

Theme Reveal – TBA

12th Night – January 6th 2015

Cajun Cook Off – TBA

Mardi Gras Parade – February 15th 2015

Mardi Gras Parade and Ball is On!

“Where The Wild Things Are”

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

All hail Asheville Mardi Gras’ 2014 Royalty

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!

6th Annual Cajun Cook-Off Is On! – Sunday Feb 9

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:

12th Night Celebration – Who will be King & Queen of Mardi Gras?

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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?

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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Mid-Summer Mardi Gras!

Announcing:
“A Mid-Summer’s Night Mardi Gras”

Presented by the Bayou Diesel Band

Join us! – RSVP via Facebook

Featuring:

The Bayou Diesel Band Jackomo Cajun Band Zydeco Ya-Ya
Carolina Gator Gumbo The Unknown Tongues The Red Hot Sugar Babies Dixieland Shakedownmsmg

The Asheville Second Line Band Asheville Mardi Gras Krewe

TWO DAY EVENT!

When: Saturday August 10 @ the Whitehorse Sunday August 11 @ the Grey Eagle

Where:

August 10th The Whitehorse
105 Montreat Rd Black Mountain, NC 28711 (828) 669-0816
5:30pm

August 11th The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-5800
5pm

Annual Mardi Gras Picnic at the Bywater – May 19th!

Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 10.40.31 AMWe are excited to have our Annual Mardi Gras Picnic at Bywater again. Please come early as the Bywater will get to capacity on beautiful sunny day. We will provide hamburgers and hot dogs but please bring a side or dessert to share.  We will also be announcing the election results for 2014 Board!

Also this is free for members but we ask that if you invite a nonmember that they become a member for 2014 to attend the picnic.

Host: Asheville Mardi Gras
When: Sunday, May 19 at 12:30 PM

See you all soon! Cheers!

RSVP NOW

The Fool’s Ball

The Fool’s Ball

You thought Mardi Gras was over but no! We like to keep up the vibe all year long. On the eve of April Fool’s Day we will be enjoying the Fool’s Ball.

The theme is cross-dressing! Ladies, you know you love to wear suits and fake mustaches. Guys, you know you look good in a mini-skirt. So doll up and come out and dance.

DJ Sloan Wolf is in the house!

This party is one more benefit of being a member of Asheville Mardi Gras, so there is no cover if you are a 2013 member. Non-members are asked to pay a $5 cover to help over costs.

WHEN: Sunday March 31st – Easter Sunday 8:00 PM

WHERE: Club Remix – 38 North French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC

RSVP & More Information on Facebook – CLICK HERE

Thank you Asheville!

Thank you Asheville!

The parade would not have been possible without our wonderfully feathered and glittery members
and the parade route business owners who approved our parade permit.

What a Wonderful Mardi Gras Parade and Ball

Happy Mardi Gras!

All Hail King Matt & Queen Sheila
Photo Credit: Bill Rhodes




Join the Funky Fun Party People





Three Levels
- Beads (Individual)
- Doubloon (Business - up to 8 members)
- Golden Coconut
(The VIP shizzle - up to 30 members)


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!