Please note: the following information pertains to 2015’s Mardi Gras. 2016 info coming soon.
The 2015 George Street Mardi Gras is Saturday, Oct 31, featuring SHANNEYGANOCK (on their 20th anniversary) plus CCR Tribute Band, Green River Revival.
The 2015 George Street Mardi Gras will be Saturday, October 31, 2015. Tickets are on sale Saturday, Oct 3 at noon at www.georgestreetlive.ca and participating North Atlantic Orange Stores.
The annual George Street Mardi Gras has historically been a popular event with the citizens of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Evoking the same fun spirit as the infamous New Orleans Mardi Gras, George Street’s event happens yearly around Halloween, transforming the entire street into the largest costume party in the country.
Live entertainment is, of course, one of the main components of the George Street Mardi Gras. Recent acts have included Big Sugar, Honeymoon Suite, The Shining Wizards, Scientists of Sound and more, as well as favourite local acts and popular tribute bands. Ticket price includes entry to all 21 bars on George Street.
A major highlight of each Mardi Gras is the Bud Light Costume Boonanza. The best costumes of the night are judged onstage and the winners can walk away with big prizes. Last year’s Bud Light Costume Boonanza included $10,000 in prize money ($5000 for 1st place). Entry details are posted prior to the event and all Mardi Gras attendees are invited to enter (must be 19+).
8pm – Gates (street is open all day, get in for free before gates go up)
8:30pm – Bud Light Costume BOOnanza judging begins
8:30pm – Green River Revival onstage
10pm – Shanneyganock onstage
11:30pm – Bud Light Costume BOONanza judging ends
12:00am – Bud Light Costume BOOnanza onstage audience judging & winners
2015 George Street Mardi Gras FAQ
How does the judging work?
For photos from last year’s Mardi Gras, including the Bud Light Costume Boonanza finalists, check out our Facebook album.