Feb 11, 2011 at 01:45 pm
Howdy Deadwood Fans it is Valerie once again with some more information on Mardi Gras. If you have not been keeping up with the blog I am the new intern here at Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. I have been here for about a month and I love it! Deadwood is such a great place to be. It is just so full of life and the people here are as happy as can be.
Time to get down to business Mardi Gras is going to be held March 4-5. This event will kick off with the People’s Parade at 7pm. Not to mention that there will be open container on Main Street from Four Aces Casino to the Masonic Lodge from 5 pm to 10 pm ONLY. The Buffalo will be having live music by Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at 9 pm. You can find the Buffalo on Main Street in Deadwood.
Now to spice things up on Saturday Mardi Gras will be having a Cajun Cook-Off. If you have been keeping up with the blog you all know that I am overly excited for the Cook-Off. Which this will be happening in various businesses around Deadwood and this event will start at 2 pm. The last two year the Four Aces Casino has won the Cajun Cook-Off so everyone must see what they are bring to the table!
Let’s make this a little sweeter with the 3rd annual Mardi Gras Cake Decorating Contest! Anyone with a sweet tooth must make their way to The Historic Bullock Hotel between 1-4 pm. The cakes will be served to the public after the parade. Trust me when I say I will be getting some cake!
To finish off this adventure you will be hearing the sound of thousands of people catching beads that are being thrown for bright and colorful floats. The King and Queen of Mardi Gras will lead the Mardi Gras Parade of Lights which will be held at 7 pm. Every year 100,000 of beads are thrown to the spectators on Main Street Deadwood. I got my beads ready to rock and roll. For the last four year Saloon #10 has taken Best Overall. Watch out for their luminosity and falling beads.
Open container is the same on Saturday and if you missed the first performance of Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble they will be at The Buffalo Saloon after the parade.
Hope everyone is ready for the amazingness 🙂 Have a fun and safe weekend!