February marks the start of Mardi Gras celebrations nationwide and the Infamous “Fat Tuesday” falls early this month.
The Council of Arts, Science and Culture (CASC) brings its 3rd Mardi Gras Celebration to downtown Parker for the first time. Parker’s downtown is the CASC Mardi Gras’ new, permanent location – kicking off the celebration is a three day event beginning on February 5th, 2016.
This year’s celebration includes three days of festivities.
$35 Online – (SPECIAL $25 with code MardiGo) or $40 At the Door (limited seating)
Where: Various locations around Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134 with Vines Wine Bar and Bistro, Parker Garage and Deep Space center at Victorian Peaks providing specific events.
When: Festival kicks off Friday, February 5, 2016 (4pm) Saturday, February 6, 2016 (4pm – 10:30pm) and Sunday February 7, 2016.
- Friday night Feb.5, start the weekend with a Pub Bead Crawl Happy Hour at 4.p.m.. The Pub Crawl will include Parker Garage, Vines Wine Bar and Bistro and Halls Brewing Co. serving Cajun Happy Hours and drinks.
- Saturday Feb. – 6 at 4 p.m. Sidewalk Parade- Be In the Family Friendly Parade Too! March in the Band, Play an Instrument (we have em) Get Crazy. Beads. Music. Fun.
The Parade starts at Parker Station courtyard and comes down Mainstreet – wraps down to Halls and back to Mainstreet, then turn at Chamber down to Deep Space to end.
- Saturday 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Happy Hour – at Deep Space w/ Live Music, Raffles, Pull Tabs, Appetizers, Cash Bar
- Saturday 7 p.m.- Doors Open to Deep Space – Music, Neon, Lights GO!
- Saturday 8 p.m.- BLACK EYED BINGO Starts. It Ain’t Your Grandmas Kind of Bingo! $1,500 in Jackpot. includes $750 BIG Game. Win Hundreds more on raffles, pull tabs, auctions. Bring Xtra CASH!
- Sunday Feb. 7, 2016 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY- A Broncos Tailgate Party “GumBowl Brunch” at Parker Garage on Mainstreet.
Price Includes: Live Music, Bingo Sheets, Glow Dauber, 1 Fun Glow Item, Desserts, Dancing, Cash Prizes with Bingo, Photo Ops at the Mardi Gras Back Drop and Lots of Fun!
Deep Space Event Center
11020 South Pikes Peak Drive
Parker, CO 8013
The Saturday family friendly sidewalk parade featuring what planners hope to be the largest Marching Sidewalk Band in Colorado with The Glorious Rhythm Heartbreakers and Melodious Strangers Social Club – A Rocky Mountain Mardi Gras Musical Mobocracy
For dinner Cajun food and – yes, an experience people will want to have as Mardi Gras introduces a Black Eyed Bingo Bash set to live music, neon decor, black lights and featuring over $1,500 worth of cash winnings to players. Sunday, of course, is the answer to every Super Bowl fan’s dream; a kickoff aptly named “GumBowl Brunch” at Parker Garage on Mainstreet.
“We are thrilled to announce such support and growth to our Mardi Gras celebration,” said Jeff Fox, president of the Council of Arts, Science & Culture (“CASC”). “With our growing cultural reach across the Front Range and the fun twist we are putting on this year’s event by adding a family friendly all play in the band parade, it’s sure to get some attention!”
As a fundraiser, this year’s event is supported by Mile High Rodeo Royalty and Rollin’ Dreams, an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of teenagers with life threatening illnesses. Rollin’ Dreams provides activities and experiences for teens during treatment, to decrease and overcome boredom and loneliness.
Rocky Mountain Mardi Gras is the perfect New Year kickoff event and a complement to the Parker Community’s Festival Season. It is fast becoming a recognized Colorado event due to its authentic, fun and family-friendly 2nd line parade, Black Eyed Bingo twists and celebratory atmosphere.
Hosted by Council of Arts, Science and Culture / Parker Downtown Business Alliance and Parker Creative District
Proceeds Benefit Rollin Dreams.org and Mile High Rodeo Royalty
More information at www.rockymountainmardigras
Mardi Gras Pre- Event Dinner Only
$40/per person -Pay at Venue
Select Cajun Dinner Menu (Parker Garage or Vines)
Select Adult Beverage or Drink w/ Dinner
Pre – Event Dinner Seating Starts at 5PM
$10 From Dinner Cost is Donated to Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Must Make Reservations Direct / Limited Seating
Parker Garage ~ 720-389-8105
19420 Mainstreet / Parker / 80138
Vines Wine Bar and Bistro ~ 303-736-8463
19501 Mainstreet / Parker / 80138
Call Now to Assure Your Reservation!
35/ $25per person with code (MardiGo)
Entry to Party and Black Eyed Bingo
Bingo Starter Pack
Appetizers / Desserts / Mask and Beads
Not Included in Purchase:
Cash Bar (Tickets)
Additional Bingo Packets (Tickets)
Raffle / Pull Tab Pickles (Tickets)
Neon Wear (Tickets)
1-Ticket equals $1.00
Prices vary on above.
Deep Space Event Center
11020 South Pikes Peak Drive
Parker, CO 80138
Introducing Black Eyed Bingo to Parker
“This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Bingo Joint!”
Over $1,500 in Prizes / $750 BIG GAME!
The Council of Arts, Science and Culture (CASC) based out of Parker is introducing their Black Eyed Bingo program at Rocky Mountain Mardi Gras. Black Eyed Bingo is set to the use of black lights, neon imagery, live music, DJ’s and a party atmosphere like none other. Our Mardi Gras event will sport some larger winners and there will be raffles and pull tabs (pickles) on the night as well.
The Game is simple: Dance, Drink, Stop, Play Bingo, Win and REPEAT!
CASC will continue Fundraising events with Black Eyed Bingo being played with the event. They’ll be held monthly at Deep Space starting in April – the last Friday each month through October to coincide with Parker Wine Walks, with proceeds going to many area groups.
CASC – Is a non-profit organization started in 2004, in Parker Colorado. Dedicated for a number of years to the entertainment of arts and culture, they now focus on cultural events while supporting groups that bring value to communities. CASC hosts the Parker Oktoberfest and Black Eyed Bingo, supports the Mile High Rodeo Royalty as well as provide musical entertainment for Parker Wine Walks, Parker Days Community Stage and the Creative Districts, Random Acts of Art.
About Parker Downtown Business Alliance
The Downtown Business Alliance comprises of Downtown Parker business owners that meet monthly and work to develop marketing events and promotions to draw residents of Parker to their own downtown area. “Making Parker an Even Better The Creative District at Old Town is one of the many aspects that make Parker a great place to live and work. With lots of outdoor festivals and events, great cultural facilities and authentic historic properties, the Creative District offers arts and culture experiences right at your front door.
The District is managed by the Town of Parker and the Creative District Executive Committee, a citizen’s advisory board that provides advocacy and leadership in developing the District’s arts, culture and entertainment.