Mardis Gras Celebration in Breckenridge

Every year, Mardis Gras lovers from all over the country flock to Breckenridge for the annual Fat Tuesday Celebration. On Tuesday, February 9th, the 100-400 blocks of South Main Street will close down at 4:30 pm for the annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is free – no excuse to miss out on the fun! The town will be taken over with music, beer, boas, and beads galore!

Local residents and businesses work diligently for weeks leading up to the parade carefully crafting their floats and costumes. Following the parade will be live music performed by local talent Homeslice. The concert is scheduled for 4:45 – 6:45 pm at Main Street Station, located on the south side of town. Float registration should be completed as soon as possible. Organizers ask that floats enter from the traffic light at French Street and North Main Street.

Floats must adhere to the following rules…

  • Floats cannot exceed 18 feet
  • No flames, fireworks, or fire (unless pre-approved)
  • Vehicle MUST be driven by a sober driver
  • Floats must be ready to go at 3:30 pm – parade begins promptly at 4:30 pm
  • You cannot throw anything from your vehicle – rather walk alongside and pass items out
  • All floats must proceed to South Gondola Lot once the parade is over…No stopping at Mi Casa for happy hour!

mardi-gras-beadsBreckenridge is known to throw a good party – we take our town spirit very seriously.  If you didn’t make it to Ullr Fest, be sure you are here for Fat Tuesday! Enjoy one of two occasions there is no open container law on Main Street in Breckenridge. Colorado’s Mardi Gras celebration is only secondary to that of New Orleans.

The party culminates with the crowning of the Rex and Queen. Upon their coronation, the royal pair are paraded down Breckenridge’s historic Main Street as the centerpiece of the Mardi Gras Procession, beginning at 4:30 pm on North Main Street.