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Winnipeg Mardi Gras Brings Southern Lifestyle to City

Winnipeg Mardi Gras Brings Southern Lifestyle to City

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Winnipeg Mardi GrasFor the 10th year, Winnipeg Mardi Gras will heat up the frigid winter during one unforgettable weekend, as thousands come together to experience authentic tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras happens at the RBC Convention Centre on February 13 and 14. The third floor is transformed into a dazzling party setting, where guests are made to feel like they are in another place far removed from freezing weather. It’s the next best thing to being in the ‘Big Easy’ for real.

Any good party must have great music, and Winnipeg Mardi Gras has this covered. Back by request is Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers, coming direct from New Orleans to energize and electrify the audience.

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras February 13-14

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras February 13-14

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Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 13-14 at RBC Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

The city’s mid-winter party returns February 13-14 as Winnipeg Mardi Gras heats up the RBC Convention Centre.

Brining the authentic sounds of New Orleans will be Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. More than 30 entertainers will be appearing throughout the evening beginning at 7:15 p.m.

On the menu side, authentic Louisiana tastes will include oysters, alligator fritters, Louisiana-style shrimp with pasta, and Mardi Gras chicken andouille creole on ice.

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Mardi Gras Party Returning to Winnipeg in February

Mardi Gras Party Returning to Winnipeg in February

Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 17-18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)
Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns February 13-14 at the RBC Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

The sights, sounds and most importantly, tastes, of New Orleans will once again make up a party atmosphere at the RBC Convention Centre.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns to the city February 13-14, 2015 and will kick off with a new Zombie Night on Friday the 13th. Those who come dressed in full zombie costume and make-up will be admitted free and entered to win a prize package.

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Heat Ramping Up as Winnipeg Welcomes Mardi Gras

Heat Ramping Up as Winnipeg Welcomes Mardi Gras

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Winnipeg Mardi Gras is February 14-15 at the RBC Convention Centre. (CHRISD.CA)
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A chef dishes out jambalaya at the Taste of Mardi Gras event held on January 16, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

The New Orleans lifestyle will head north February 14-15 when Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns to the RBC Convention Centre.

The two-night event will bring the heat from southern Louisiana to the city, with authentic cuisine and entertainment featuring over 30 performers.

Last week, local media was given a preview of what to expect during the annual Taste of Mardi Gras event. Over the course of two hours, chefs served up select dishes available at the upcoming party. One of the favourites in the room appeared to be the jambalaya — made with shrimp, Cajun sausage, grilled chicken, tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, onions and rice, served with a parsnip chip and crostini.

Also on the menu was New Orleans rose farfalle pasta with chicken, spicy sausage and capicola, bourbon-flamed garlic shrimp, French quarter gumbo, peel and eat shrimp, freshly shucked oysters, fried oyster and cheese po’boy, and deep fried pickle spears.

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Mardi Gras Returns to Convention Centre in February

Mardi Gras Returns to Convention Centre in February

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Winnipeg Mardi Gras is February 14-15, 2014 at the RBC Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

Mardi Gras will turn up the heat in Winnipeg February 14-15, as the southern party replicates itself inside the RBC Convention Centre.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras brings the sights and sounds of Louisiana annually for thousands of revellers to beat the winter blues.

This year’s main attraction is Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, coming straight up from down south.

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Mardi Gras Returns to the City This Weekend

Mardi Gras Returns to the City This Weekend

Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 17-18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)
Winnipeg Mardi Gras is February 15-16 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

As the city prepares to see a return of minus double-digit temperatures over the next few days, the heat will be turned up inside the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns for another year this Friday and Saturday. The mid-winter party features the sights and sounds of being in New Orleans without leaving the country. Authentic southern food will be served, such as freshly shucked oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and melt-in-your-mouth alligator fritters.

Entertainment this time around will include C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, hula hoopers, strolling Dixieland Band, Silver Elvis, and more.

The party runs nightly from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $16 at Ticketmaster.

A portion of tickets sales will benefit JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras

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Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 17-18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)
Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 15-16 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg’s mid-winter party will sizzle its way back to the Winnipeg Convention Centre on February 15-16 as Winnipeg Mardi Gras takes over.

The two-day event will bring the sights, sounds and food from New Orleans to the city. C.J. Chenier, called the “the Crown Prince of Zydeco,” will perform with his Red Hot Louisiana Band with musical stylings ranging from blues, R&B, swamp pop and even country. Authentic Louisiana cuisine will excite guests’ palates at the 300+ seat food, oyster and wine bar.

ChrisD.ca is giving away three pairs of tickets (six total) to the party.

How do I win?

Simply fill out the entry form below and we’ll select three winners at random. Good luck!

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No purchase necessary. Skill testing question required. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn within 24 hours, otherwise another entry will be chosen. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Manitoba residents only.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras Making a Comeback in February

Winnipeg Mardi Gras Making a Comeback in February

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Winnipeg Mardi Gras is February 15-16 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

The sights and sounds of Louisiana will once again fill the Winnipeg Convention Centre in the new year.

Winnipeg Mardi Gras is making a return February 15-16, 2013. A surefire way to beat the winter blues, the two-day party will include C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, along with authentic southern food, such as freshly shucked oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and melt-in-your-mouth alligator fritters.

Other entertainment featured will include aerial acrobatics, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, the colossal man, living statues, hula hoopers, strolling Dixieland Band, Silver Elvis, and more.

Tickets to the 18+ event are $16 at Ticketmaster. The party will run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.

A portion of tickets sales will benefit JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras

Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 17-18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg Mardi Gras will turn up the heat inside the Winnipeg Convention Centre February 17-18.

The two-day party will include the high-energy Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters directly from south of the border. The party will also draw in the usual Mardi Gras crowd, including aerial acrobatics, painted bodies, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, impersonators, body builders, jugglers, and more. Classic style Louisiana food will keep party-goers’ appetites satisfied all night long.

We’re giving away three pairs of tickets (six in total) right here on ChrisD.ca.

How do I win?

Fill out the entry form below and correctly answer the skill testing question. Don’t forget to select which date you prefer to go.

One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn and be able to pick up their tickets at the Winnipeg Convention Centre the day of the event (either Feb. 17 or 18.) All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5 p.m. CT.

Heat of Mardi Gras Returning to Winnipeg

Heat of Mardi Gras Returning to Winnipeg

A New Orleans-style party will break up the winter blues February 17-18 when Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns for another year.

Thousands of Winnipeggers will fill the Winnipeg Convention Centre with the tastes, sights and sounds of Louisiana.

Entertainment for the two-day party will include the high-energy Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters directly from south of the border. The party will also draw in the usual Mardi Gras crowd, including aerial acrobatics, painted bodies, stilt walkers, showgirls, drag queens, impersonators, body builders, jugglers, and more.

Specialty food will range from freshly shucked oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and melt-in-your-mouth alligator fritters, to Louisiana crab cakes, southern fried Cajun pickle spears, po’ boy sandwiches, chicken creole, gumbo, spicy sausage, and sweet potato fries.

Tickets to the 18+ event are on sale now $16 at Ticketmaster.

A portion of all proceeds this year will go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.