Enjoy an All-Day Mardi Gras Celebration in the Heart of Culpeper Downtown!
Whether a Jester, King or Queen, all are welcome to spend the day letting the good times roll on Saturday, February 24th, in historic Culpeper Downtown! Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI), along with The Refinery, Allstate agent Kimberly Miller and the Town of Culpeper, enjoy the Culpeper Downtown Carnival, a winter celebration with a Cajun twist like you’ve yet to experience!
Merchant Specials & Schedule of FREE Events
With over 40 downtown shops and restaurants participating, you’ll be sure to discover engaging activities, a cornucopia of entertainment to enjoy, bayou inspired food and drinks to savor, plus retail specials and giveaways throughout! Start your day with a magic show, by nationally recognized magician Wes Iseli, performing two shows, 10:30am and 2pm, at The Refinery. While out and about, you may run into a Renaissance Character, that will not only delight you with their fashion, but will also entertain you with jokes from yesteryear. Stop by the Depot/Visitor Center to enjoy a carriage ride, by Harmon’s Carriages and Training from 12pm to 3pm, along with Sandy’s Face Painting from 2:30pm to 5pm. Plus, get your mug sketched by Caricature Artist, Daniel Ryman, located outside of Grass Rootes Kitchen & Cocktail from 11am to 4pm. With many of these activities being offered at no cost, there is no reason you’ll want to keep the family inside on a day like this!
11am-3pm | CRI volunteers will be strolling throughout downtown handing out Beads & Masks (while supplies last)
10:30 am &2pm | Magic Show: Wes Iseli Magician & Illusionist | The Refinery
11am-1pm | Blues & Jazz Duo | Corner of E. Davis & E. Street
11am-4pm | Caricature art by Daniel Ryman (tips appreciated) | Outside Grass Rootes
11am to 3pm | The Renaissance Faire roaming street theater | Throughout Downtown
11am-4pm | Watch local artists @laytonscarbroughart and @dltartwork1 create something special | Waters Place
12pm-3pm | Carriage Rides by Harmon’s Carriages | Depot/Vistors Center
1pm-5pm | Performances by Jewell Tone Music & Art | Grass Rootes Patio
2pm-4pm | Balloon Artist | East Davis Street
2:30pm-5pm | Face Painting by Sandy’s Face Painting | Depot/Vistors Center
Enter to WIN!
Make a purchase at participating businesses and be entered to win one of two Culpeper Downtown Gift Baskets, filled with goodies totaling over $400! Every purchase made equals an entry! Explore new shops, while visiting your old favorites, delighting in all things purple, green and gold. CRI volunteers will be roaming the streets from 11am to 3pm, handing out authentic Mardi Gras beads straight from New Orleans, along with masks and informational flyers, so come on down and enjoy this family friendly event, that has something for everyone! It’s not the French Quarter, it’s Culpeper Downtown baby, so Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
Follow the Culpeper Downtown Carnival 2024 event page: CLICK HERE
Interested in volunteering with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. or sponsoring a Downtown event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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February 24, 2024
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