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Inaugural Cape Mardi Gras Events Feature Masquerade Party and Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl

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The Cape Mardi Gras events will be held on February 6th and February 17th, 2015.

A celebration to highlight Cape Girardeau's rich French heritage, Cape Mardi Gras will feature a Masquerade Party, Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl, and a New Orleans Style Brass Band and Pet Parade. This year's events are part of a multi year plan to bring a large scale, Mardi Gras celebration to Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas.

On February 6th The Masquerade Party will kick off festivities beginning at 5:30pm inside the Isle Casino Event Center. The evening will feature live music by Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit, a Cajun duo, as well as Stacy Mitchhart Band, the resident band for BB King's  and Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar in Nashville's historic Printer's Alley. An authentic Cajun food buffet by Chef Ray of the Isle Casino will be served from 6pm to 8pm. There will be contests including Best Dressed Individual, Best Krewe, and Best King & Queen. Bud Light and Abita (a Louisiana based brewer) samples will also be available. The event will be in the Isle Casino Event Center and does not require accessing the gaming floor.

On Tuesday, February 17th, Fat Tuesday events will feature a Pub Crawl from 5pm to close headquartered at Keller's, inside Isle Casino and including several venues in Downtown Cape.  Commencing the Pub Crawl at 5:30 will be a New Orleans style Brass Band Sidewalk Parade and Pet Parade. Registration for the Pet Parade can be made at Mississippi Mutts with all the proceeds to benefit the Humane Society.

The events will offer a chance to win one of several prizes including two grand prizes. The first grand prize is a New Orleans Getaway Weekend for two (2) with a two night stay at a Drury Hotel and $250 spending money. The second grand prize is a Night Out on the Town in Cape featuring transportation, happy hour, dinner, and a $10 gaming voucher (for Isle Casino). All tickets purchased for the Masquerade Party include one entry into the drawing. Also, all Pub Crawl package purchases (not required for participation in the crawl) include one entry. Completion of the Pub Crawl garners an additional entry as well.

Additional prizes will be drawn for pub crawl participants who complete the crawl including gift certificates and services valued at or above $25.

For more information and tickets visit CapeMardiGras.com.

The Cape Mardi Gras Events are made possible by the generous support of Isle Casino, Abita and Bud Light Distributor River Eagle and Wise Dog Marketing, an event production and marketing firm. Sponsorship opportunities are available and information can be obtained by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .