It’s the biggest party north of the Bayou! Here’s a schedule of events. Again, we are looking for Cajun cook-off and parade entries. Call the Chamber at 578-1876 to enter or for more information. And new this year, we will have more than $1,000 in cash and prizes for Friday night’s costume contest!

7 pm ~ People’s Parade on Main Street – This precursor to Saturday’s parade allows everyone to participate with music, beads, floats, costume contest, dancing and more.

FOLLOWING THE PARADE – Mardi Gras King & Queen Coronation – at Deadwood Mountain Grand. Prizes will be awarded for best Mardi Gras costumes and a king and queen will be crowned. Over $1,000 in prize money up for grabs.

9 pm ~ Live music – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble will hit the stage at the Deadwood Mountain Grand!

2 pm – 4 pm ~ Cajun Cook-Off – A public tasting will take place with small donations encouraged for a local charity. Locations TBD. Want to enter your business in the Cajun Cook-off? Go to the bottom of this page for the form!

7 p.m. ~ DEADWOOD’S ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARADE! Over 100,000 sets of beads will be thrown along the parade route, Deadwood’s Main Street – register your float today!

9 p.m. – Live music – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at the Deadwood Mountain Grand