Ogunquit Mardi Gras


“Mardi Gras” refers to the events of the Carnival Celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending on the Day before Ash Wednesday. These celeb rations have traditionally involved the eating of rich, fatty foods before the customary fasting of the Lenten season. Therefore, we get “Fat Tuesday”, its English translation. In addition to indulgent foods, popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, dancing, parades and overturning social conventions (hence the special rules of our King and Queen Crowning Competition)!
From parades and costumes to rich, delicious food, Ogunquit is ready to celebrate with our own revelry. We hope you can join us! Events include:
Friday, March 4, 2011-
8:30pm: Mardi Gras King and Queen Crowning Competition. Maine Street, 195 Main Street.
Saturday, March 5, 2011:
10:00am-noon: Ice Sculpture demonstration by Sub Zero Ice Carvings of Lisbon. Courtyard at Village Food Market, 230 Main Street
11:30-1pm: Hat and Mask Making Party. Maine Street, 195 Main Street.
1pm: Hat and Mask Parade. From Maine Street to Old Village Inn, 30 Main Street.
1:30-3pm: Parade Awards Ceremony and Entertainment. Old Village Inn, 30 Main Street.
3-4:30pm: Island Tones Steel Drum Band Concert. Front Porch, 9 Shore Road.
All Weekend: Ice Skating at the Community Ice Skating Rink, Cottage Street, next to Dunaway Center


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