In (more) photos: Asheville Mardi Gras Parade and Queen’s Ball

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. Empire Strikes Brass was on stage for an evening of dancing with glittery, brightly dressed, masked partners.

Click through to see more Mardi Gras photos! (Hayley Benton/Mountain Xpress)


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About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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3 thoughts on “In (more) photos: Asheville Mardi Gras Parade and Queen’s Ball

    • Hayley Benton

      Hi Kristen!

      It won’t show up on mobile (I tried looking at it on my phone and noticed that was an issue), but if you go to , you can browse through all of our Mardi Gras 2014 photos.


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