The Parade and Queen's Ball are the main events of the season, but there's a lot more fun to be had at these accompanying parties! Check out these 2019 affairs and stay tuned for the 2020 parties to be announced!

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QWING Eboo's King's Crunch
This will be a festival of mischief and shenanigans as only our Qwing will bring. Revel in special Mimosas from the Bywater while doing some Royal Jousting, Toilet Bowl Tossin', some Royally Bad Mitton, Croquettin' . One SERIOUS Funk Playlist is being generated to make ya Boogie! Food arrangements to be figured out, we'll let you know when we do! The event is free, but we're passing a hat to help out AMG.
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CATAWBA BREWING
Mardi Gras Party/King Cake Pastry Stout Release
 
Kick off your Mardi Gras weekend with us on February 28th! We'll have some wonderful, live music from Zydeco Ya Ya starting at 6:00 and our newly released King Cake Pastry Stout will be flowing on draft! We'll also have a few slices of King Cake for those who get here early! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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BANKS AVE
Post Parade Party
 
Full bar (Liquor, Beer, Wine) * DJ (80’s & 90’s & Mardi Gras themed Music) * Chef Mark Schmitt will have a pop up authentic New Orleans food menu for sale * Drag show @5pm
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Three Day Mardi Gras Celebration!
(complete with a slushy machine! Just like on Bourbon St)


SUNDAY 3/3; Taproom Opens 12PM: Swing by before the Mardi Gras Parade (starts at 3:05PM in front of Ben's Tune Up). Food Specials: New Orleans inspired brunch menu and complimentary King Cake from Haydels Bakery. Music: Second Line 4-4:30PM; Asheville Funk Squad, 3-6PM. NOLA Inspired Beer Release: Bloody Mary - Lager

MONDAY 3/4; Lundi Gras Day; Taproom Opens 2PM. Food Specials Crawfish boil with all the fixin's + Crystal Hot Sauce Wings. Along with muffulettas, red beans & rice, shrimp po boys, fried okra, and beignets! Music: 5-8PM Unihorn feat. members of Empire Strikes Brass. NOLA Inspired Beer Release (Stay tuned)

TUESDAY- Mardi Gras Day; Taproom Opens 2PM:
Food Specials: Gumbo, Po boys, and other New Orleans staples along with complimentary King Cake from Haydels Bakery. Music: Justin Ray Quartet 5-8PM. NOLA Inspired Beer Release (Stay tuned)
 
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O.HENRY'S/BLUE RIDGE PRIDE
Multi-Day Celebration

Sunday Feb 24: Get your bling on at a costume decorating party from 5-8PM.
 
Sunday March 3: Mardi Gras Day! Stop by at noon to get bedazzled, help decorate the float and get your face painted. Enjoy a Creole Potluck after the parade and DJ music from 6-10PM.
 
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CAROLINA FOOTHILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Mardi Gras Extravaganza


TRYON, NC – Gather your Krewe! The Carolina Foothills Chamber will prsent a Mardi Gras Extravaganza from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Harmon Field air gym. There will be music, dancing and a warm bonfire to keep you going all night! All-You-Can-Eat & Drink, consisting of oysters roasted over an open fire, shrimp, mussels, crawdads, low country boil, barbecue chicken wings, authentic gumbo, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea, coffee, King Cakes and a great selection of draft beers and wine.
Time to get creative, a proper Mardi Gras event has the best masks, so bring yours to be entered to win the Most Unique Mask contest. Masks provide an element of mystery-who will be the lucky winner?
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Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE
Masquerade Skate
It's a Special Event night!
Join us for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Skate!

Wear your own Masks and beads or be one of the first 50 to arrive and recieve a free mask and/or beads!
All Ages!

$6 skating
$3 skate Rental

Roller Skating; Quads & Inlines; Skate Mates; Inflatables; Obstacle Course/Climbing Wall/Slides; Pool Tables; Arcade Games; Prize Shop; Pro Shop; Full Snack Bar
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