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Bourbon Street comes to Bridge Street with CarniVail

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyCarniVail kicks off three days of Mardi Gras-style celebration on Sunday.

VAIL ” Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New Orleans as CarniVail comes beginning today and continuing through Tuesday. The event is three full days of Mardi Gras merriment complete with all the Cajun fixin’s. Not to mention beads, beads and more beads!

CarniVail kicks off in-town today with New Orleans-style celebrations featuring the Big Easy’s signature drink, the Hurricane, at the Vail Chophouse and The George. On Monday, make your way to Eagle’s Nest for the World’s Highest Low Country Crawfish Boil and the funky tunes of Little Hercules. Immediately following is a Mask-erade Party at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. On tap are drink specials, giveaways, a king cake-eating contest and music by “The Pride of New Orleans,” Henry Butler.

The Fat Tuesday Street Party and Parade will be held in Vail Village starting at 2 p.m. Local businesses, families and guests are encouraged to dress up and enter a float in the parade, free of cost. The festive parade travels from the International Bridge to Seibert Circle. The CarniVail King and Queen will be crowned at the end of the parade.

“Vail will be drenched in purple, green and gold for three full days. Whether you decorate a float, vote for the King and Queen, or just come by for a drink, make sure to enjoy CarniVail!” said Amy Hornyak of Highline Sports, the company that produces the event.

Float entry forms are available by contacting Highline Sports at 476-6797 x108 or Each float receives complimentary throw beads.

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