Grab your beads because the annual Mardi Gras festival and Winter Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th in Ellicottville, NY! This year marks the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Ellicottville, which starts on Saturday at 6:30 PM. You don’t want to miss out on this year’s event because the activities are planned are promising to make this the best year yet!
Starting on Saturday at 10 AM, head on down to Holiday Valley for some Mardi Gras themed face painting and a cookout that lasts throughout the whole day. Be sure to pack your skis and snowboards and prepare to soak up the sun on the slopes. Stop down at the bottom of Yodeler to take a break from skiing and grab a drink at the Mountain Crew Snow Bar. Starting at 4 PM you can also enjoy some awesome live entertainment at the Yodeler Lodge!
After a day of fun on the slopes, make sure that you save up your energy for one of the best parades you will ever experience!
ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals will be starting the party at 6 PM with a Mardi Gras office party! Our office is located at the heart of the parade and we can’t wait to greet all of you there. We will have food, drinks, and, of course, BEADS galore!! After the parade make sure you check out some of the best bars and restaurants that Ellicottville has to offer because the party will last all night long!
Starting at 9 AM on Sunday, head back over to Holiday Valley for the Ski Patrol Pancake Breakfast at the top of Champagne. After a delicious breakfast, get into the Mardi Gras spirit and dress to impress for the Mardi Gras Costume Parade. The judges will be at the bottom of Mardi Gras, so grab your skis and fly down in the slopes in style. After the Costume Parade, there will be food, drinks, and entertainment all over the slopes for the rest of the day. Bring your family and friends and send off this fun filled festival the right way!
If you don’t like to ski, that is no problem because there are plenty of activities and entertainment that are fun for the
whole family! Explore the beautiful town of Ellicottville by going to the unique shops located in the heart of town, or grab a delicious meal at one of the many unique restaurants in town. The opportunities are endless, so make sure you contact ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals to book your Mardi Gras weekend trip today!
Still looking for accommodations? ERA Team VP’s featured Vacation Rental for Mardi Gras weekend is Springs Road Chalet. This four bedroom, two bath chalet overlooks the HoliMont slopes! Nestled in a cozy wooded area, Springs Road chalet accommodates 12 people and features a loft, foosball table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a hot tub! Hitting the slopes for Mardi Gras? The main lower level entry way hosts a convenient mud room, perfect for your ski gear, boots, and equipment! To sweeten the deal, we are offering $100 off each night, so give us a call today to lock in the Springs Road chalet for your Mardi Gras celebration! 716-699-4800