February marks the start of Mardi Gras celebrations nationwide and the Infamous “Fat Tuesday” falls early this month.
Parker Mardi Gras
February 10, 2018 6 p.m. – midnight
Finger Food and Appetizers by Parker Garage.
Music by “NOLA Soul”. New Orleans blues with Soul, Funk, and Gospel
Silent Auction with proceeds going toward Inspire Creative.
Studio @ Mainstreet.
Parker, Colorado 80138
(Across from Parker Station Building)
Click here to buy Tickets online for $25.00 or $35.00 at the door
Proceeds to benefit “Inspire Creative”
Wear masks or costumes, beads will be given out.
Congratulations to “Mrs. Parker” Tish Shade and Douglas County Commissioner Dave Weaver for the titles of King & Queen of the 2018 Parker Mardi Gras Celebration.
Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?
Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Why do they Throw Beads at Mardi Gras Celebrations?
Mardi Gras parades began in New Orleans in the 1830’s and during that time, inexpensive necklaces made of glass beads were popular and parade krewes began to be tossing them into the crowds. The beads were an instant hit among the crowds of New Orleans residents and visiting Mardi Gras tourists and that tradition continues today.