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Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light

Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light

Steamboat Mardi Gras Celebration

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-The good times are definitely ready to roll in Ski Town, U.S.A.® when the Steamboat Mardi Gras Festival comes marching in from February 27-March 4 with free concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and beer festival and more. Throughout the celebration, food enthusiasts can enjoy Mardi Gras themed lunch creations across the mountain.

The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an all-day celebration featuring snow sculpture contest at the chairlifts, restaurant contests, special activities, and plenty of beads to go around.

Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light

Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 27
5:00pm Bourbon Street Sunset Happy Hour at Thunderhead Red’s with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo. Gondola loading begins at 5:00pm. 

Friday, February 28
3:30pm-6:30pm Bourbon Street Après Ski at the Bear River with Sing-along Piano Bar Duo

Saturday, March 1
11:30am-4:00pm Free Face Painting in Gondola Square
1:30pm Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade
Calling one and all to join the Steamboat Mardi Gras Parade! The parade starts at 1:30pm in Ski Time Square and travels throughout the Mountain Village spreading Mardi Gras cheer. Masks and beads are provided - first come, first serve. Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
1:30pm-4:00pm Beer Garden and Cajun Crawfish Boil in Gondola Square- Carnival style with face painters and street performers
3:30pm Free Bud Light concert featuring Pimps of Joytime

Sunday, March 2
5:00pm Creole Specials at Hazie’s. No pass required, reservations suggested.

Monday, March 3 (Lundi Gras)
3:30pm-6:30pm Lundi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River with live Zydeco Music from SunDog
    • Cajun BBQ & Hurricanes

Fat Tuesday, March 4 (Mardi Gras)
8:00am-4:00pm Let the Good Times Roll!
Tour the Mountain:
    • Mardi Gras Snow Sculpture Contest at the Chairlifts
3:00pm-6:00pm Mardi Gras Happy Hour at The Cabin
    • Raw Oysters & Oysters Florentine
    • Cajun Bloody Mary Bar
    • Half-priced Draft Beers & Wines by the Glass
3:00pm-6:00pm Mardi Gras Après Ski at the Bear River
    • Cajun BBQ
    • Hurricanes & Grenades


Coca Cola enjoys being the soft drink partner to Steamboat and is honored to have the opportunity. Coca-Cola offers the complete beverage experience while you are hard at work out on the slopes.

Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch is proud to support Steamboat Ski Resort by providing adult consumers with a diverse portfolio of beer brands that reflect the company's commitment to quality, heritage and innovation.


Korbel is Steamboat Ski Resort's Official Champagne Powder® partner and is proud to support Steamboat as the presenting sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

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American Express

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Red Bull

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Robert Mondavi

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AVIS Car Rentals

Because you’re spending your ski vacation at Steamboat, you can save on a stylish (and practical) Avis rental. Plan your trip today with Avis, the preferred car rental company of Steamboat.

Budget Car Rental

Bunny hill or black diamond, you need to get your gear to the mountain. Lucky for you, Budget is the preferred car rental company of Steamboat. Pick from a variety of vehicles, like roomy SUVs, and products like ski racks to get you to the lodge.


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With our commitment to the environment comes close cooperation with the US Forest Service.