Thursday, February 11, 2010

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade Sunday

Cross-posted: info on this year's local Mardi Gras Parade, happening downtown on Valentine's Day.

Mardi Gras Ball/afterparty after the parade at the LAB.

The Mystic Mountain Krewe proudly presents...
Asheville Mardi Gras - 2010

THIS YEAR'S THEME: Wild at Heart
DATE: Sunday, Feb. 14th at 2:37 p.m.
PARADE LINEUP: Corner of Walnut & Market Street starting at 1:00

The Mystic Mountain Krewe is an all-volunteer community based organization made up of New Orleans ex-pats, aficionados of that culture, and --okay, some folks who just LOVE a good party!

We are an arts and culture group. Our purpose is to strengthen community connections through promoting creativity, frivolity and celebration, based on the traditions of New Orleans, LA and we have close links to that region.

Mardi Gras, or Carnival, is an ancient world-wide tradition of feasting and celebrating before entering a time of atonement. This parade is our gift to the city, a zany, exuberant and irreverent downtown event in the dead of mid-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 that will grow into one of Asheville's most beloved festivals.

Website with more info here

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