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Mar. 5, 2019 | All Day Event

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A 36-year tradition in Snowmass, Mardi Gras kicks off with the early morning Mother Of All Ascensions uphill race at 7am, followed by an afternoon of revelry with a traditional bead toss, the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert in Base Village and a finale of fireworks at 7pm. Look for food and drink specials at restaurants and bars around Snowmass Village.


Day of Schedule:

7 am Kick off the day with a climb up to Gwynn’s High Alpine by competing in the 27th Mother of All Ascensions (MOA) Uphill Race

12 pm – 3 pm Entertainment on the Snowmass Mall including performers and the El Jebel Shrine Pipe Band 

2 pm Bead toss on the Snowmass Mall

3 pm Bead toss in Snowmass Base Village

3 pm – 5 pm Keep the party going with Turkuaz at the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series at Snowmass Base Village.

3 pm – 5 pm Kids Zone Entertainment at Base Village

3:30pm – 4:30pm King Cake at the S’mass S’mores cart in Base Village

3:30pm – 4:30pm S’mores at the Westin Firepit

7 pm  Fireworks over Fanny Hill 


All Day Mardi Gras Restaurant Specials:

Base Camp Bar & Grill features a Louisiana seafood bowl, with shrimp and andouille sausage cooked with red potatoes and corn, in addition to themed drink specials from the bar.

Big Hoss Grill is serving $7 hurricanes.

New Belgium Ranger Station features special beer in honor of the holiday.

SAKE is serving a spicy crawfish roll, made with crawfish, avocado, and chili remoulade, with themed drink specials from the bar.

Slice Italian Bistro features a Serbian white bean soup and themed drink specials at the bar.

The Artisan is celebrating with $4 cup, $6 bowl of New Orleans seafood gumbo, as well as a $32 blackened CO striped bass and $10 bananas foster for dessert.

The Edge Restaurant & Bar is serving $22 braised wild boar stew, $28 blackened red snapper with creole sauce, $28 grilled steak with bearnaise sauce, and $8 gumbo.

Venga Venga features a DJ from 3:00pm-8:00pm.


Check out our video below from a past Mardi Gras:

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