8th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration and Parade Comes to Keystone


February 17, 2006

Keystone, CO - (News Release) - The River Run Events Plaza has been converted to the Big Easy! Snatch those traditionally famous beads tossed from the wacky contestants of Keystone's Float Parade. Drinking, dancing, bead collecting and a Float Parade complete with the Keystone Zamboni fashion a day of crazy festivities. Let the jubilant sounds and sweet aromas tempt you from the heart of the action. River Run's scenic balconies are a great location to view the festival's center stage featuring the New Orleans style funk rhythms of PAPA MALI in concert. Don your feather mask, grab a hurricane and bundle up for one of the wildest events of the winter. Street performers, a live band and hurricanes are all on hand with a New Orleans flare. After the sun sets, the party continues at River Run's Greenlight!

The best Mardi Gras Parade in Colorado takes place at Keystone's River Run. Parade stages in Hunky Dory Parking Lot at 2:30 PM. Procession will begin promptly at 4:30 PM and travels through the Events Plaza from the Hunky Dory Parking Lot to the Information Center and ends back in the Hunky Dory lot. Big Cash prize of $1000 to the best float and $500 cash prize to the runner up. Entry is FREE!


Tuesday, February 28, 2006

1:00 PM

Bead/Party Favor Sales at River Run Events Plaza, $3, $5, & $7

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Papa Mali in Concert at River Run Events Plaza, FREE

2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Outside Bars at River Run Events Plaza, $4 hurricanes & beers

2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Outside Food Vendors at River Run Events Plaza, A La Carte

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Street Entertainment at River Run Events Plaza, FREE

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Float Parade at River Run Events Plaza, FREE

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Mardi Gras Street Party at River Run Events Plaza, FREE

Sponsored by Coors Light, Bacardi, Keystone Neighbourhood Company, Keystone Resort, The Mountain KSMT 102.3, Krystal 93.