Bourbon Street comes to Vail’s Bridge Street
VAIL, Colorado – Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New Orleans as CarniVail comes in Sunday through Feb. 19. Get ready for a week’s worth of Mardi Gras merriment complete with all the Cajun fixins, including beads, beads and more beads/. CarniVail begins Sunday with the world’s highest low country crawfish boil at Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain from noon to 2:30 p.m. The annual Crawfish Boil will feature Cajun and Creole cuisine including servings of crawfish, gumbo, king cake, Southern Comfort Hurricanes, live music and more. The celebrations will continue on Tuesday in Vail Village with a street party starting at 3 p.m. and the Fat Tuesday Parade, starting at 4 p.m. Locals and guests are encouraged to dress up in Mardi Gras apparel. Float entries are still available by contacting Highline Sports at 970-476-6797 x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Each float will receive complimentary throw beads. The parade will travel from the International Bridge to Seibert Circle and will conclude with the official crowning of the CarniVail King and Queen, announcement of the Float Competition winner as well as a King Cake Eating contest. New Orleans-influenced jam-band and local favorites Frogs Gone Fishin’ will perform throughout the street party festivities.To round out the CarniVail festivities, eclectic funk band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will perform a free, outdoor concert from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie on Feb. 19. The band blends elements of funk, jazz, R&B and hip hop. Gates will open for the concert at 6 p.m. and local band Bonfire Dub will open for the show.For a complete CarniVail schedule, visit http://www.carnivail.net.
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