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Mardi Gras Weekend

Mardi Gras

February 28 - March 1, 2014

CONGRATS to the 2014 Mardi Gras winners - and thanks to all who braved the weather to participate!

2014 Deadwood Mardi Gras winners
Cajun Cook-Off:
Best Dish: Four Aces
Most Authentic: Tin Lizzie
Best Presentation: Homestake Chophouse

Best Overall: Saloon #10
Best Mardi Gras Theme: Beatrix the Swan
Best Lights: Deadwood Trolley
Best Business: Black Hills Executive Lodging/Akela Spa
Community Spirit: Swamp Krewe
Mayor's Choice: Dakota Shivers Brewing


It’s the best party north of the Bayou! Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Wild West, with a weekend full of free parades, costume contests, parties and live music. Make plans - you don't want to miss this cabin-fever-busting event!

For more info on any Mardi Gras events, call the Deadwood Chamber at 1-800-999-1876.  And don't wait, BOOK YOUR ROOM today!

Event Schedule
Friday, February 28, 2014
6 p.m.: Costume Stroll on Main Street - register at the Franklin Hotel! 
8 p.m.:  Mardi Gras & Masquerade Party - at the Franklin Hotel!
King & Queen Coronation and Mardi Gras costume contest, with over $2,000 in cash and prizes
Live Zydeco Music - CURLEY TAYLOR - at 9 p.m. at the Franklin Hotel

Saturday, March 1, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Taste some of the finest Cajun foods in the region at this free Cajun food cook-off competition. This public tasting will be at locations throughout Deadwood.
7 p.m.: DEADWOOD'S ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARADE! Get a spot on Main Street and collect your share of over 100,000 sets of beads thrown during the parade.
9 p.m.: Live music by Curley Taylor at the Franklin Hotel

View the Mardi Gras photo gallery