This past Ash Wednesday, Episcopal priests and clergy left their churches and convened on the streets of downtown Asheville, West Asheville and at the High Smith Student Union at UNCA to offer passers-by an ashen cross on their forehead, a traditional rite of Ash Wednesday.
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
Hundreds turned out in the cold rain to watch the local Mardi Gras parade downtown.
(photos by Bill Rhodes)
G.A. Davis and Sara Day fire beads and birdseed out of their canon on Haywood Street.
On Jan. 21 I attended Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff with Art and Oddities Auction at Tressa’s and it was fabulous! The place was dripping in purple, green and gold, and packed with friendly folks of all ages and backgrounds in costumes from lavish to frivolous, sampling sumptuous dishes that rivaled the fare at our […]
Asheville’s Mardi Gras parade will kick off at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19. There’s still lots of time to get your krewe together and your costume prepared.
Chow down on Louisiana’s finest cuisine and kick up your heels at a Mardi Gras Cajun cook-off. Photo by Bill Rhodes
Twelfth Night is an old, traditional time of merriment in many Western cultures. Most now think of it as the start of the Carnival season leading up to Mardi Gras.
Whether you have a flare for preparing authentic cajun cuisine or you simply enjoy tasting it, everyone is welcome to the annual Cajun Cook-off fundraiser this Sunday in West Asheville.
It’s Fat Tuesday, the culmination of Mardi Gras. Relive the revelry so far — the costumes, the streets filled with beads, the carousing and parading — with Xpress photos and videos.
Calling all New Orleans ex-pats, New Orleans aficionados and lovers of les bons temps — Asheville’s Mystic Mountain Krewe will host a Twelfth Night Celebration at ED Boudreaux’s on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Yesterday’s Mardi Gras parade took the local celebration to new heights in Asheville. Have a look …
The Mystic Mountain Krewe, a “multibunch of fun-loving folk,” according to one member, has invited everyone to “strut with us” in the upcoming Asheville Mardi Gras Parade. Scheduled for (Fat) Tuesday, Feb. 5, it will be the first-ever permitted parade to flood the city’s streets in honor of Mardi Gras. Several weeks ago, the same […]