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Asheville Mardi Gras In The News

Here’s just a small sampling of some of the press Asheville Mardis Gras has gotten over the past 10 years. And we’re just getting started!

A Gift To The City & The Marchers

A podcast from our interview all about Mardi Gras with 98.1 The River.

First rate Second Line: Asheville’s Mardi Gras marching band

Even though this particular celebration marches to the beat of a very different drummer, it wouldn’t be a parade without a band.

Parade Of House Floats: Nothing Can Stop Us

Even though we couldn't march in person in 2021, we arranged a socially distant solution: The Parade of House Floats. Revelers adorned their homes and attendees were able to drive around and take in all the creativity and flair that is a hallmark of Asheville Mardi Gras!

How to Celebrate the 2022 Mardi Gras Season the Asheville Way

New Orleans isn’t the only place for parades, king cakes and having a ball.

In photos: Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff

The fundraising event, benefiting the Mardi Gras parade and Queen’s Ball (to be held Sunday, Feb. 15) as well as MANNA FoodBank, saw Cajun and zydeco fusion band Bayou Diesel playing to a decked out crowd in a venue brimming with colorful costumes.

Asheville’s Mardi Gras Comes to South Slope

The 11th annual Asheville Mardi Gras Parade will be blazing a new, half-mile route through the South Slope neighborhood.

Asheville Mardis Gras Parade

Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade downtown celebration is rapidly growing as more and more sparkles, feathers, and beads show up each year to march in the annual parade with this year’s King and Queen, dancers, roller skaters, drummers and krewes of colorful characters.

The evolution of the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade

If the weather cooperates on Sunday, Feb. 15, Asheville Mardi Gras executive committee Chair Hobbit Hawes estimates there could be more than 5,000 people lining Wall Street, Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue for the volunteer organization’s annual parade.

Parade and family fun: Celebrate Asheville Mardi Gras

Let the good times roll this Sunday in Asheville as the 10th annual Asheville Mardi Gras parade rolls through the streets of downtown, celebrating the Cajun tradition in true mountain style.

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