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    Parade and Queen’s Ball

    February 19 @ 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm

    This parade is our gift to the city, a zany, exuberant and irreverent downtown event in the dead of winter.

    We invite residents to get together with friends, neighbors, and coworkers to create high-quality, surprising and entertaining entries, add upbeat music, and strut their stuff tossing those ubiquitous beads to the crowd. Zaniness, political satire, and amazing displays of populist art appreciated!

    We love and respect our community, and Asheville is not Bourbon Street. Alcohol and nudity are not part of our twist on Mardi Gras in the mountains. We are promoting a fun, safe event for all ages – with a definite emphasis on FUN!

    ADDITONAL DETAILS

    The Theme!

    It’s our 16th annual official parade and the theme is: Out Of This World! March participants are welcome to riff on this theme or go in a completely different direction because, after all, we’re all about individuality!

    ADDITONAL DETAILS

    The Theme!

    It’s our 16th annual official parade and the theme is: Out Of This World! March participants are welcome to riff on this theme or go in a completely different direction because, after all, we’re all about individuality!

    Members March!

    While anyone is welcome to march in the parade, at least one representative of each krewe MUST be a member of Asheville Mardi Gras and must supply one parade volunteer. Keep in mind that the only way the parade survives is through membership support, so if more than one person joins up — we would certainly appreciate it! To become a member, CLICK HERE.

    And, speaking of krewes …

    Join a Krewe!

    You’re welcome to march solo, or with a group of your friends, as part of a krewe. You may even be able to join one of our existing krewesAll we ask is that you dress up, show up and bring some goodies like candy or beads to hand out to the parade attendees.

    Click here to sign up as a new krewe.

    Parade Route

    Parade participants will line up along Southside Ave. between 1 PM and 2 PM on parade day. The parade will then step off at its traditional time of 3:05 PM and officially begin when it hits the corner of Southside and Coxe Ave. The parade will then continue north on Coxe, turn right on Buxton, left on S. Lexington, and left on Church St. briefly before turning left on Banks and then left on Coxe again. The parade will head south on Coxe and finish up back at the intersection with Southside Ave.


    For More Information Visit Parade and Queens Ball | Asheville Mardi Gras

    All are welcome to march or cheer on the marchers this February! 

    Details

    Date:
    February 19
    Time:
    3:05 pm - 5:00 pm
    Primary Target Audience:
    General Public
    Website:
    https://www.ashevillemardigras.org/parade-and-queens-ball

    Organizer

    Asheville Mardi Gras
    Email:
    ashevillemardigras@gmail.com
    View Organizer Website

    Other

    Pages
    DRAG
    Event Type
    Fun, Entertainment

    Venue

    South Slope
    Southside Ave.
    Asheville, NC
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