The 2015 Mardi Gras Ball – Voodoo Valentine






The 2015 Ball has sold out. Thank you all! Be sure to come and parade with us on Mardi Gras Day on Mississippi Avenue!

Let the love shine through the thick grey clouds of a Portland winter! This year’s Mardi Gras Ball falls on Valentine’s Day – the perfect pairing of romance, mystery and joie de vivre!

Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents Voodoo Valentine – the Fifth Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball at the Wonder Ballroom on Valentine’s Day February 14th 2015!

  • Charmaine Neville backed by Reggie Houston’s Crescent City Connection
  • 21 and over
  • Light taste of Louisiana Cuisine included.
  • Dance the night away with The Too Loose Zydeco Band
  • Northside Skull and Bones Gang present an authentic Mardi Gras Indian experience
  • Costumes encouraged but not required
  • Win a prize in our Costume Contest (Stay tuned for our costume prize categories)
  • See the Crowning of the new 2015 King and Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball!
  • Plenty of traditional Louisiana King Cake
  • Tasty Louisiana-style you-peel shrimp available for an additional fee.
  • Full bar

Join us again for the best Mardi Gras event in Portland Oregon! This year we’ll take over the Wonder Ballroom for a night of costumes, dancing and joie de vivre. Please join us!

Any questions? Take a look at this 2 min. video!

What to expect? One thing Portlanders enjoy is dressing up in costume and heading out for a night of revelry. Bring out your best over the top finery and participate in the Costume Contest. Watch the crowning of the new Mardi Gras King and Queen. And dance the night away to live Cajun and Zydeco music. Of course expect plenty of beads and King Cake.

A little Mardi Gras history:

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic calendar. So the idea of Carnival, which culminates with Mardi Gras, is to have as much fun as possible in the weeks preceding Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and reflection before Easter. This festival has its roots in various pagan celebrations of spring, some dating back 5,000 years. But it was Pope Gregory XIII who made it a Christian holiday in 1582. Guess the Pope liked to party. New Orleans and Louisiana have been celebrating Mardi Gras since the 1700s. Portland, it’s time to join the fun!