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CarniVail: Feb 6 - 9, 2016

Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun when CarniVail returns to Vail, February 6th - 9th, 2016. Guests will enjoy Mardi Gras merriment and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary crawfish boil to the Fat Tuesday Parade and Street Festival. CarniVail is certain to be the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration at 8,150’. With a full lineup of activities including on-mountain crawfish boils, non-stop Cajun Après and After-Dark parties, Fat Tuesday Parade and street festival, fun contests, prizes and giveaways, and much more, CarniVail is one celebration not to be missed.


Saturday, February 6

World’s Highest Low-Country Crawfish Boil at Eagle’s Nest
• Menu: Combo plate with crawfish, sausage, corn, new potatoes, gumbo, etouffee, king cake, hurricanes and beer specials
• Live entertainment from Johnny Schleper and Friends

Bud Light CarniVail Party at Lift Express
Great giveaways, Bud Light specials and more

Sunday, February 7

Mardi-Gras at Mid-Vail
Noon – 3:00PM
• Menu items from Web: New Orleans Style Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Beignets
• Live entertainment from DJ Jon Nedza (Denver Yacht Club)

Bud Light CarniVail Party at Lift Express
Great giveaways, Bud Light specials and more

Monday, February 8

Aprés Party at Express Lift at the Base of Gondola One in Vail Village

Aprés Party at The Tavern on Vail Square at The Arrabelle in Lionshead

Tuesday, February 9

Fat Tuesday Parade and Bud Light Street Party 
4pm: Parade, Vail Village
5-6:30pm: MarchFourth Marching Band, Vail Village Concert Stage, Vail Village

The New Orleans-style celebrations continue in Vail Village with the Fat Tuesday Parade and Bud Light Street Party on Tuesday, Feb. 9. 

The venue in Vail Village opens at 3pm, with the parade starting at 4pm followed by a by a FREE concert with MarchFourth Marching Band. The parade will travel from Meadow Drive at Solaris, up International Bridge and east on Gore Creek Drive. It will exit out from Vail Village near Gorsuch on Gore Creek Drive and will conclude with the official crowning of the CarniVail King and Queen and announcement of the Float Competition winner at the concert stage. Vote for the King and Queen here. MarchFourth Marching Band will perform following the parade. 

This performance is fun for the whole family and not to be missed! Locals and guests are encouraged to dress up in Mardi Gras apparel and beads and partake in all the CarniVail fun.

Parade Registration

Register to enter the 2016 CarniVail Fat Tuesday Parade for a chance to win $1,000 cold hard ca$h!
As part of Vail’s CarniVail celebration, the Fat Tuesday Parade, scheduled for February 9, 2016, brings the crazy energy and antics of the New Orleans Mardi Gras vibe to Vail Village. Take part in the parade for a chance to win great prizes including $1,000 cash for first place. Judging will be based on creativity, workmanship, originality, costumes and casting and overall impression. Parade registration is absolutely free and open to the public. 

DATE:  Tuesday, February 9
LOCATION:  Vail Village

Carnivail Concert

MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of live performance—a sonic explosion delivered by 15 musicians, (plus dancers and aerialists!) who travel the country, year-round, taking audience members from all walks of life on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization. Word on the street: You have to see it to believe it! Combining jazz, funk, rock, samba, Afro-beat, Gypsy brass and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats and Vaudeville-style artists, MarchFourth! whips the crowd into a celebratory frenzy with high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and irresistible magnetism. This is not a band that simply puts on a show. MarchFourth! delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience that leaves audiences flabbergasted and breathless!

Time: Immediately following the Fat Tuesday Parade as part of the Bud Light Street Party

Location: Solaris Concert Stage, Vail Village

Carnivail Sponsors

Sponsors: CarniVail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi and the Town of Vail. 

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