January 25, 2014

Winnipeg Mardi Gras 2014

February 14 and 15, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am nightly
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Must be 18 years of age or older
Tickets $16 at Ticketmaster (+ taxes and agency fees) Also through 
who will keep a portion of the proceeds from tickets they sell.

Valentine’s Celebration - February 14
  • A dating game
  • A fashion show
  • A Singles Awareness Day promotion 
  • Specialty shops to purchase that special something 
The RBC Convention Centre is transformed to the streets of ‘The Big Easy’ with authentic tastes, sights and sounds of Louisiana. It is a surefire remedy for the winter blues.  
Bring your sweetheart for an incredible evening of dining and dancing. 
Or if you’re single, come and mingle! You might even be set up by Cupid.

Copper Cowboy, stage and screen performer Stephanie Sousa and, from New Orleans,
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Inspired by tradition, the singer/songwriter accordionist Dopsie plays a unique high energy style of zydeco that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshing distinct path. 

Keep an eye out for aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, and a stunning array of other costumed characters. Come in your own costume, or buy accessories onsite and join the Mardi Gras Parade.

Pull up a seat at the huge Food, Oyster and Wine Bar and indulge in specialty foods like freshly shucked oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and melt-in-your-mouth alligator fritters. 
Also on the menu are southern favourites like Louisiana crab cakes, deep fried pickle spears, gumbo, sweet potato fries, and more.

Brand new entrees this year are the Bourbon Flamed Garlic Pepper Shrimp, and New Orleans Rosé Farfalle Pasta.
Oyster Shot and Love Potion have been added to the beverage menu, together with Southern Hurricane and Swamp Water - a Winnipeg original!

Visit the vendors where you'll find hats, beads, boas, jewelry, novelty items, card readers, body painters, tattoo artists, and more!!

Uncrate the Sun at Winnipeg Mardi Gras has more details.

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