Fresno Dixieland Society


Sounds of Mardi Gras 2021

February 11 - 14, 2021


DoubleTree by Hilton in Fresno, CA

NOTICE:  The FDS Board is cancelling The Sounds of Mardi Gras Festival that was scheduled for Feb 2021.  The Board hopes to reschedule for later in the year.   All will depend on control of COVID-19.  Safety is our main concern.  We look forward to seeing all of you later this year.  Thank you for your support.  Linda


Because of the uncertainties created by COVID-19, Linda's annual raffle will not be held this coming November.  The drawing is usually held in November during the AZ Classic Jazz Festival.  The RAFFLE DRAWING will be postponed for November 2021 for the Sounds of Mardi Gras 2022.   If you already purchased your raffle ticket, we can either hold the ticket for next year's raffle or refund your ticket.  Thank You, Linda         

Thursday Night Pre Dance

Come early and enjoy music and dancing on Thursday night.  A chance to meet up with old friends.

Gangsters & Dolls Parade

Friday Theme Parade:   The 2020 Putting on the Ritz Parade theme will be "Gangsters & Dolls".   It will be some parade.  Join the FUN.

Wind Down Dinner

The Wind Down Dinner and Dance is held at the DoubleTree.   Purchase of a Dinner Ticket includes FREE entry to the Wind Down Dance.


What is Mardi Gras without a King or Queen.  Our royalty even comes with a crown and tiara.

Swing Night:  WWII Theme

Friday:   A big success, the Friday Night Swing Dance returns.  This year Linda has come up with a WWII Theme.

Parasol Parade

Saturday afternoon parade with your fancy parasol.

Wind Down Dance

If you only want one more chance to dance, the Wind Down Dance immediately follows the dinner at the DoubleTree.  

Band Meet & Greet

The Band Meet & Greet has been very successful.  Definitely worth the price of a sponsorship.

Saturday Mardi Gras Party

Saturday:   Returning  this year will be a Saturday Mardi Gras Party.

Masquerade Costume Parade

Costumes and masks bring back the excitement of the masquerade ball with the added bonus of a parade.

Mardi Gras Boutique

Purchase masks, lanyards and so much more to support the Youth Program.

Raffle by Linda

Win the top raffle prize of the festival to support our Youth Program.  Only fifty tickets sold.  Ticket price:  $50 

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