Mardi Gras meets the mountains
Breckenridge kicks off Mardi Gras in the mountains with its inaugural masquerade party, the Bacchus Ball, at Beaver Run Resort on Saturday. The event, inspired by the group which made New Orleans’ Mardi Gras open to tourists, will include live music by Chris Daniels and the Kings, along with New Orleans cuisine and the crowning of the 2007 Rex and Queen.On Fat Tuesday, catch a festive Mardi Gras procession, which will head down Main Street beginning at 4:30 p.m., ending at Salt Creek at 5 p.m. to continue the party. For more information, visit http://www.gobreck.com.Keystone
Fat Tuesday Events at River Run 1 p.m.Bead/party favor sales 2-4 p.m.Gumbo Competition$10 unlimited gumbo sampling ticket 2-4 p.m.Free live music 2-6 p.m.Outside bars featuring hurricanes in commemorative glasses and outside food vendors 4-6 p.m.Free street entertainment 4:30-5:30 p.m.Float Parade
2-4 p.m.Free live music 2-6 p.m.Outside bars featuring hurricanes in commemorative glasses and outside food vendors 4-6 p.m.Free street entertainment 4:30-5:30 p.m.Float Parade 5:30-6 p.m.Mardi Gras street party
River Run’s scenic balconies are a great location to view the festival’s events, including live music from Mojo Filter and Zydematics, along with street performers, a gumbo competition and Keystone’s Float Parade.The gumbo competition is open to all restaurants and individuals. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including Best Gumbo, Most Original Recipe and People’s Choice. Judges will consist of food critics and culinary masters. For more information, contact Bryan Batista at (970) 496-4675.
The float begins in the Hunky Dory parking lot at 4:30 p.m.After the sun sets, the party continues at Greenlight nightclub.For more information, visit http://www.keystoneresort.com
CopperJJ’s in East Village will host music by Moe Dixon, while they and other bars offer New Orleans specials. On Fat Tuesday, The Krewe of Copper – consisting of current and former residents of New Orleans who call Copper their home away from home – will be all over the resort passing out beads and spreading Mardi Gras cheer.
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