There are many Mardi Gras events planned in Deadwood this weekend. Starting on Friday at 7pm, there is the People’s Parade. All are invited to participate in this parade. The parade floats, dancing, beads and a costume contest. After the parade, the Mardi Gras King and Queen will be announced.
There is a Cajun Cookoff Saturday between 2-4pm. At 7pm, the official Mardi Gras parade begins. Over 100,000 beads will be given away.
There will be many activities beyond just the parades. Every special weekend in Deadwood involves lots of poker action. Make sure to get to Deadwood early to avoid the parking hassles, or park away from downtown for easy access in and out of Deadwood.