Fresno Dixieland Society
Sounds of Mardi Gras 2021
February 11 - 14, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton in Fresno, CA
NOTICE: We are waiting for restrictions for large gatherings to be rescinded by Governor Newsom before we can begin planning our Festival. We hope to have good news by October/November.
CURRENT FRESNO RISK LEVEL: 9/29/20 SUBSTANTIAL - NEW COVID-19 cases/100K 6.2 - POSITIVITY RATE 6.2%
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.
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