Anything goes: Winnipeg Mardi Gras 2015!


Here’s what I know about Mardi Gras:

There will be bright, shiny décor, beads, costumes and outfits.

There will be jaw-dropping performances by The Lindsays – sword swallowing, fire dancing, contortion and circus skills.

There will be deep fried pickles, sweet potato fries, fried oyster po’ boys, gumbo, Louisiana pasta, jambalaya, freshly shucked oysters and peel-and-eat shrimp. (Hint: come very hungry)


There will be Love Potion and Oyster Shots (among other signature cocktails).

There will be Undead Newlyweds. And Winnipeg’s biggest zombie party on Friday, Feb. 13. Come dressed up and join the parade!


There will be a wine bar.

There will be dancing to the electrifying sounds of Dwayne Doopsie and the Zydaco Hellraisers, brought to us directly from New Orleans.

And beyond that…anything goes!


You gotta see it for yourself! I have two pairs of tickets for Saturday, Feb. 14. Comment below and let me know if you’re most intrigued by the sights, tastes or sounds of Mardi Gras – and you could be headed off to the New Orleans in our own downtown!

Two winners will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 10.

29 thoughts on “Anything goes: Winnipeg Mardi Gras 2015!

  1. Is it bad that I’m most intrigued by the wine bar? My boyfriend is out of town for Valentine’s Day. Can I hang out with you?

  2. Most intrigued by the sights. People can get very creative with their costumes and the just keep getting bigger and better every year. Add the zombie night-I don’t even know what I expect!!

  3. I would love to bring my Grandpa to experience the sights, tastes and sounds!! I would be most intrigued to see his reaction!

  4. I’ve never been to this, but I think I’m most inspired by the tastes! (What can I say, I love food.) It would be great to experience it all, though. 🙂

  5. I would say it is a tie for us . . . . either the tastes or the sights . . .okay maybe the tastes win out 🙂 – we would love to go as it will be the closest we will ever get to REALLY experiencing Mardi Gras. Thanks for the chance to win tickets to a unique experience xo

  6. It’s like shopping on an empty stomach……those pictures were very intriguing, but the ones of the food made me reeeallly want to indulge in a New Orleans Feast! Can’t say I have ever tried it, but I do LOVE new food experiences! YUM!

  7. unfortunately my husband doesn’t want to go. perhaps stacy jo would like to share the tickets for the evening? I’d be glad to if i won them.
    i love all of it – the food (especially alligator and po’boys), the entertainment and zydeco music. here’s hoping . . .

  8. Pick me pick me! I have to choose a place for a 3rd date with a really great guy 🙂 this would win me some brownie points I’m sure!

    1. There was an article in our local Sunday paper about how self-publishing is becoming more acceptable, and it refers to an author who claims to be making over $30,000 a month self-publishing! And she writes vampire romance. I imagine we’ve all heard of Amanda Hocking, who self-published, sold tons of e-books, and is now signed with a traditional publisher. My feeling is that I can see self-publishing backlists titles or stories that were previously published, but for something new, I’d still prefer to have a traditional publisher.

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