Mardi Gras Celebrations 2017
Can’t make it to Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras this year? Don’t fret. New Mexico’s coolest Mardi Gras celebrations include… snow! Why fly all the way to Louisiana where the mosquitos and alligators roam when you can celebrate in the same ol’ crazy fashion, but in your own backyard? On skis. Minus mosquitos and alligators.
Get your costumes ready and come join one or more of these parties. It’s (almost) better than the real thing!
Red River |Mardi Gras in the Mountains | February 23-28
The biggest celebration in NM is in Red River where the town dedicates a full week to the holiday. This year’s theme is ‘Nightmare on Main Street’. Red River’s Mardi Gras is an all-inclusive, the more-the-merrier kind of event and you’ll want to bring your “krewe” with you. Enjoy costume balls (use the theme for costume ideas), bead tossing, parades, Cajun food and crawfish boils and so much more. Don’t miss the traditional burning of the Loup-garu or the downhill gator race. For more info and schedule of events visit https://www.redriverchamber.org/mardi-gras-in-the-mountains
Angel Fire | Mardi Gras Celebration | February 24-28
You’ll find Mardi Gras spirit galore on the slopes at Angel Fire Resort. The annual celebration includes live music, parades, plenty of bead tossing, a masquerade ball, and more. For daily activities and all the info go to https://www.angelfireresort.com/event/angel-fire-mardi-gras-celebration/
Ski Apache | Fat Tuesday Costume Day | February 28
Don your craziest attire and shred! The crazier the better. Come join the party. For details go to: https://www.skiapache.com/event/fat-tuesday-costume-day-2/