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Mardi Gras Weekend

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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

February 28 6pm              Costume Stroll on Main Street - register at the Franklin Hotel! 
  8pm Mardi Gras & Masquerade Party - at the Franklin Hotel! King & Queen Coronation and Mardi Gras costume contest, with over $2,000 in cash and prizes
  9pm Live Zydeco Music by Curley Taylor at the Franklin Hotel
All Events are FREE!
March 1 1pm - 4pm 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.
  7pm 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.
  9pm Live music by Curley Taylor at the Franklin Hotel
All Events are FREE!


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