Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-The good times are definitely ready to roll in Ski Town, U.S.A.® when the Steamboat Mardi Gras Festival comes marching in from February 12-17 with free concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and Mardi Gras party and more. Throughout the celebration, food enthusiasts can enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain.
The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an all-day celebration featuring a snow sculpture contest at the chairlifts, restaurant contests, special activities, and plenty of beads to go around.
|Thursday, February 12|
|5:30pm-8:30pm||Bourbon Street Sunset Happy Hour at Thunderhead Red’s with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo. Gondola loading begins at 5:30pm.|
|Friday, February 13|
|3:30pm-6:30pm||Bourbon Street Après Ski at the Bear River with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo|
|Saturday, February 14|
|11:30am-4:00pm||Free Face Painting in Gondola Square|
|1:30pm||Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade
Calling one and all to join the Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade! The parade starts at 1:30pm in Ski Time Square and travels throughout the Mountain Village spreading Mardi Gras cheer. Masks and beads are provided - first come, first serve. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
|1:30pm-4:00pm||Mardi Gras Party and Cajun Crawfish Boil in Gondola Square- Carnival style with face painters and street performers|
|3:30pm||Free concert featuring No BS! Brass Band|
|Evening||Torchlight Parade & Fireworks|
|Sunday, February 15|
|5:00pm||Creole Specials at Hazie’s.|
|Monday, February 16 (Lundi Gras)|
|3:30pm-6:30pm||Lundi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River with live Zydeco Music from SunDog
• Cajun BBQ & Hurricanes
|Fat Tuesday, February 17(Mardi Gras)|
|8:00am-4:00pm||Let the Good Times Roll!
Tour the Mountain:
• Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the Chairlifts
|3:00pm-6:00pm||Mardi Gras Happy Hour at The Cabin
• Raw Oysters & Oysters Florentine
• Cajun Bloody Mary Bar
• Half-priced Draft Beers & Wines by the Glass
|3:00pm-6:00pm||Mardi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River
• Cajun BBQ
• Shrimp Po’ Boys
• Hurricanes & Grenades