The third annual Key Peninsula Mardi Gras Masquerade is ready to celebrate Fat Tuesday with a celebration from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday (Feb. 6) in a unique Louisiana style at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn.
The authentic Mardi Gras celebration will feature Richard Allen & the Louisiana Experience’s Creole & Zydeco music, an authentic southern dinner provided by Murph’s BBQ, best guest costume contest to crown of King and Queen of the parade and signature Mardi Gras cocktails.
Murph’s BBQ will feature authentic dirty rice, pork sliders, red beans & rice, coleslaw and Louisiana hots with both traditional and vegetarian options. The Hurricane, always a favorite, will return as the signature cocktail at the no-host bar. Beer and wine will also be available.
There will also be the crowning of the Key’s King and Queen, selected from the best costumed of those in attendance. The winners will lead the costume parade throughout the venue with the rest of the guests “second-lining” and joining in. The Reigning Royalty will be in attendance, King Robert Brightman Rigoni Jr. and Queen Santia Shaffer, to hand over their titles to the new royalty.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door; and ticket price includes in/out entry and meal. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is served until 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased on the Key Peninsula at Blend Wine Shop, Key Peninsula Civic Center, and Sunnycrest Nursery and Floral, or online http://MardiGrasOnTheKey.bpt.me/. This is an event for those 21 and older.
The KPCCA is a nonprofit organization located in Vaughn and dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Key Peninsula. Since 1956, the KPCCA has worked to foster, protect and promote charitable, literary, youth, educational, civic, social, and other activities for the Key Peninsula. Tenants and nonprofit groups enjoy discounted rates to help meet their needs for serving the local community.