Mardi Gras in Summit County 2018

It’s no secret that Summit County knows how to party and Mardi Gras is no exception. See the town in all of its Fat Tuesday glory!


Breckenridge welcomes the celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 13th. Start the party with the Mardi Gras Tailgate from 2:30 - 4pm. Local businesses on Main Street offer beads and merchant Specials and be sure to catch the free music at this family-friendly event. Stick around Main Street for the annual Breckenridge Mardi Gras Parade featuring locally-created floats. Be ready to catch lots and lots of beads. Head to the Riverwalk Center to enjoy the annual free concert from the Lowdown Brass Band from 5 - 7 pm before carrying on the party at one of Breck’s well known watering holes.


Looking for family fun that includes your furry friend? Register for the annual Mardi Gras 4Paws Dog Parade! Hosted by the Town of Frisco, all proceeds benefit, L.A.P.S. which gives financial aid and veterinary care for local animals in need. Parade with your pup Saturday, February 10th!


Celebrate in Keystone with beads, costumes and definitely your appetite. This family-friendly event features a delicious Gumbo Cook-Off! Categories include seafood/exotic, chicken and sausage with a judge’s panel and people’s choice awards. Get your feet moving with music by Chris Daniels and the Kings at this party for the whole family. The cook-off begins at 2:30pm, February 13th in River Run Village. Tickets available here.

Kick off the weekend celebrating at Arapahoe Basin’s classic A-Frame lodge with the 6th Alley Supper Club. Indulge in classic chicken and sausage gumbo with a low country boil of crawfish, shrimp, potatoes and corn on the cob. Finish off the evening with a slice of decadent chocolate bourbon pecan pie. This one time dinner is served Friday, February 9th and reservations are required. Book online or by calling 888.ARAPAHOE.

Break out those beads and celebrate Summit County-style! Book your luxury accommodations with River Ridge Rentals today. Whether you need ski-in, ski-out properties, an in-town location or family- and pet-friendly options, River Ridge Rentals has accommodations for every vacation need.