Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mardi Gras in Breckenridge

Mardi Gras in Breckenridge this year will include the inaugural Bacchus Ball, a themed masquerade party at Beaver Run Resort on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7-11 p.m.

Bacchus, in Greek mythology, was the god of wine. The original Bacchus Ball was the first New Orleans Mardi Gras ball open to locals and tourists alike, and Breckenridge will continue that tradition with some added mountain flavor. The dress is mountain formal, but guests are encouraged to get into the masquerade carnival theme with costumes and masks.

Entertainment of the musical kind will be provided by the rock 'n' roll band, Chris Daniels and the Kings. There will also be a variety of Cajun cuisine and cash bars.

Tickets are available for $40 for a single ticket and $75 for a couple ticket. Purchase them online at gobreck.com or in person at the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

For more information, contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-5055 or visit www.gobreck.com.

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