Mardi Gras 2015 Parade and Ball!

Meet the Royal Family!

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)

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!


King Tony Rogers and Queen Michella Bella Roche!

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

The 6th Annual


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 &


Big Thank You To:

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


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:


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

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


Mid-Summer Mardi Gras!

“A Mid-Summer’s Night Mardi Gras”

Presented by the Bayou Diesel Band

Join us! – RSVP via Facebook


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


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


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

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

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!


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' 2015 Royalty

May theirs be a reign of peace, prosperity and hilarity!
King Chill Axin and Queen Lynn Caroli Rapp