The 26th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is set to happen on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The annual event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful and festive parade and street faire throughout the streets of historic downtown Nevada City.
The street faire on North Pine and Commercial Streets will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Beads, masks and Mardi Gras shirts will be available for sale, along with a wide array of vendors selling food, drinks, crafts and more.
Spectators will crowd the streets to enjoy parade floats, entertainers, and revelers at the 26th Annual Mardi Gras Parade starting at 2:00 p.m. on Broad Street in Nevada City. Attendees will delight in parade performances by the California Consolidated Drum Band, Sacramento Youth Band, Parrotheads of Northern California, Merry Widow Society, Samba da Terra, and Claude – The Fire-Breathing Dragon, to name a few. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
Every year, the Mardi Gras planning committee chooses four individuals who’ve impacted our community positively to serve as the Mardi Gras King, Queen, Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. They are celebrated at the Mardi Gras event, and this year include Sage Arias (King), Cynthia Levesque (Queen), Tom Taylor (Grand Duke), and Jeannie Wood (Grand Duchess). In addition, the Grand Marshals leading the 26th Annual Mardi Gras Parade are John Parent and Niel Locke, with the entire parade procession guided by Pat Dyer, this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
The 26th Annual Mardi Gras celebration is graciously sponsored in part by KVMR 89.5 FM, KNCO AM 830, STAR 94 FM, The Union, Nevada City Advocate, SPD Markets, Golden Era Lounge, McGee’s, Bonanza Market, Crazy Horse Saloon & Grill, Cooper’s, Asylum Down, Yabobo, EPIC Design, House of Print and Copy, and Fur Traders.
This is a fun event for the whole family! Please join the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the 26th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras!
2018 Mardi Gras Parade Application available now! Come and join the fun!!
If you would like to be a craft vendor, sign up now! 2018 Craft Vendor Application