Win Tickets ($60): Portland 2020 Mardi Gras Ball @ Wonder Ballroom | Produced by the Mysti Krewe, Costume Contest, Full Bars, King Cake, Live Music & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mardi Gras Ball @ Wonder Ballroom on February 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 17.



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From our sponsors:
Mardi Gras Ball Magical Mystery Celebration
February 22, 2020
7-11p | $30 | 21+
More info: portlandmardigras.com

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

The gloomy days of winter will once again be banished for one glorious night when the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus hosts its 10th ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BALL. As Portland’s only Mardi Gras krewe and social club, MKON puts on the event every year. This year’s theme is “Magical Mystery Krewe”.

The lively, spirited Ball, considered to be the most authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras celebration in the Pacific Northwest, will be held Saturday, February 22nd at the Wonder Ballroom.

Performers this year include Lucky Beaucoup, Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band, the Northside Skull and Bones Gang, and the Magical Mystery Revue Band. Who will flaunt their costume and dance across the stage for the Costume Contest? Who will be the new King and Queen for 2020? There will be full bars, King Cake, and all manner of lagniappe. Costumes are encouraged (though not required) and prizes will be awarded.

Portland’s annual Mardi Gras Ball has been listed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as one of the Top-5 most authentic Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States outside Louisiana. It’s a joyous mass of festive revelry and full costume finery – crazy, macabre, funny, groovy, trippy, psychedelic, weird, beautiful… In short, it’s a magical extravaganza. The public (over age 21) is welcome to join in the fun.

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday parade: In addition to the Ball, Portlanders are invited to join the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus on Fat Tuesday, February 25th, for the annual free, family-friendly Mardi Gras parade down Mississippi Avenue.

More information: www.PortlandMardiGras.com

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105 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Portland 2020 Mardi Gras Ball @ Wonder Ballroom | Produced by the Mysti Krewe, Costume Contest, Full Bars, King Cake, Live Music & More!

  1. Aurianna January 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

    Ive never celebrated mardi gras, this might be the first time!

    • Jonas Trekas January 29, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

      Want to win a prize and hear great music to get my jam on.

      • Jeff Jackson February 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

        Ready to design a costume and put on my Mardi Gras beads. Looks like a fun show.

      • Carol Lynn Cooper February 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

        Want to wear my Marti G beads please.

    • Sarah k Folsom January 30, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

      Thank you for the opportunity to win.
      I love everything cajun.
      The food the music the dancing the people .
      And I love the beads and the way you earn them.
      This would be a wonderful experience.

      • summergirlpdx January 30, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

        It will be magical

        • Christy Hahn February 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

          New Orleans native here missing home. This sure sounds like a great time!

        • Christy Hahn February 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

          New Orleans native here missing home. This sure sounds like a great time!

        • Christy Hahn February 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

          New Orleans native here missing home. This sure sounds like a great time!

        • Christy Hahn February 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

          New Orleans native here missing home. This sure sounds like a great time!

          • Scott February 10, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

            This is a question, no? Why wouldn’t EVERY single body be goin’?

      • Carol Lynn Cooper February 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

        Never been to Wonder Ballroom. Need to check this out. Thanks

    • Rochelle January 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

      I’m ready to get wild!!!

    • Patty beckley January 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

      Throw me something, Mister!

    • Rochelle R. February 13, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      I’ve got my dress, my fishnets and my mask…all I need now is some tickets!!!

  2. Arturo Calilung January 28, 2020 at 6:08 am #

    I’m always ready to L’aissez le bon-temps rouller! when it comes to Mardi Gras costume parties!

    • Kenny Poulson February 1, 2020 at 7:58 am #

      Thanks for bringing the fun Mysti Krewe of Nimbus! Laissez le bon temps rouler!!

      • Jonas Trekas February 11, 2020 at 9:07 pm #

        Need a night out please.

  3. Lisa January 28, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this! Mardi Gras is the best, as is Mysti Krewe of Nimbus! :-)

  4. Devin January 28, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

    I’m ready for some Mardi Gras magic in my life!

    • Pete January 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

      Because laissez Les bons temps rouler

  5. Yvonne da sweetest one January 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

    Bout time I joined in da revelry, mais me I got a pirogue load of beads, got me some WhoDat in my blood and always missin my home on Bayou Lafourche. I can Bon temps rouler wit da best of ’em….aaaaaiiiiiyeeeee…allonse!

    • Carol Lynn Cooper January 29, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

      I want to enter the costume contest please.

      • Alexis Ravuri February 2, 2020 at 10:31 am #

        Woohoo! My friend Kathy Mollere says this is a not to be missed event! I want to go! Loved NOLA and would like to see Portland’s take on Mardi Gras!

      • Jonas Trekas February 5, 2020 at 11:21 pm #

        Prizes fun and more fun.

  6. Jennifer Sturiale January 28, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

    yes please!

  7. Sierra January 28, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

    Omg yes pls!!!

  8. Chris Webb January 29, 2020 at 9:56 am #

    Great way to spend Mardi Gras!

  9. Cara January 29, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    Fat Saturday!

  10. christi smith January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    perfect birthday fun for my NOLA loving hubby

  11. Mark S. January 30, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

    Love New Orleans, love Mardi Gras….its truly hard to get out and have a “grown-up” outing anymore. This would ba a welcome escape.

    • Jonas Trekas February 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

      Want to drink and party. I’m ready.

  12. Jaime January 30, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets! I spent a summer in New Orleans, but I’ve never experience Mardi Gras here or there.

  13. Kelly Francois January 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

    I’d LOVE to win these tickets!! Both my hubby and I are 3rd generation Louisianians, and we’ve been missing the revelry during our time in Portland (I often say what Portland needs most is a heavy dose of New Orleans’ boisterousness).

  14. Warren January 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

    I’d love to celebrate with Mystic Krewee

  15. Kelcie Schultz January 30, 2020 at 4:07 pm #

    Although i have been to New Orleans it was 16 years ago ( in high school) and was not during mardi gras and never seem to party around then … sounds like fun and a new adventure

    • Katelyn February 13, 2020 at 1:44 am #

      Want to earn some beads!

  16. Kelcie Schultz January 30, 2020 at 4:07 pm #

    Although i have been to New Orleans it was 16 years ago ( in high school) and was not during mardi gras and never seem to party around then … sounds like fun and a new adventure

  17. Ron January 30, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

    I LOVE the fun culture and celebration of the Mardi Gras and so happy to have it here in Portland. Went the first time two years ago but then cancer and radiation and recurring cancer ate up most of 2019. I’m SO ready to celebrate life in a fun and gala fashion. Laisse les bons temps rouler!

  18. Sarah G January 30, 2020 at 4:29 pm #

    got to join in the revelry with my Cajun sister and remember the good ole days of living in the Big Easy! Laissez le bon temps roule!!

  19. AJ January 30, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

    I am so IN!

  20. Anna Lisa January 30, 2020 at 4:56 pm #

    I need my spirits lifted since my team ⚜ didn’t make it to Superbowl.

  21. Shawna January 30, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

    Because I went to college in Louisiana and have an affinity for Mardi Gras that I would love to share with my beau!!

  22. Lorien January 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    I missed last year. Hope to attend this year!

  23. Kurt January 30, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

    I have to break out my Orpheus Krewe costume and have a Sazerac-it’s been way too long Laissez les bons temps rouler !

  24. Maxine January 30, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

    We celebrate every year, and this would put it over the top with the 10 year anniversary! Mardi Gras Ball + Beatles= Meant to be!

  25. summergirlpdx January 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm #

    It will be magical

  26. Victoria January 30, 2020 at 10:03 pm #

    Ummm oh my gosh yes please and thank you!!! Great way to celebrate a new beginning for a friend of mine who just moved in with me!

  27. Kelly Ralph January 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

    I have never been to this and have always wanted to!

  28. JANENE TAMBORELLO January 31, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    An excuse to dress up, drink a Hurricaine and dance my arse off? Hell yes. I’d love, too. King cake and a shot of bourbon will be just the thing for shaking off this wintery blues, Sha.

  29. Molli Taylor January 31, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    i have 6 kids and wont likely make the trip to mardi gras for 12 more years so this is the closest i will get!

  30. Katrina January 31, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

    Costumes, revelry sounds like my kinda ball! Would love to attend dressed to party Nola style!

  31. Kirk January 31, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

    I would love to go I’ve never been there before.

  32. Jen January 31, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

    So fun!

  33. Amie January 31, 2020 at 5:36 pm #

    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  34. RK February 3, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    You should pick me because I can’t be in New Orleans turning up with my family!

  35. Ashley February 4, 2020 at 9:10 am #

    I love New Orleans and Mardi Gras so much, I could use little a bon temps, as a treat!

  36. Ashley February 4, 2020 at 9:10 am #

    I love New Orleans and Mardi Gras so much, I could use little a bon temps, as a treat!

  37. sheri February 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

    Love Mardi Gras and would love to celebrate it at Wonder Ballroom. I’ve already got some beads!

  38. Jaquie AK February 4, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

    What an awesome event! I’d love to win to celebrate my first Mardi Gras in Portland! Thanks for all you do!

  39. Faith February 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

    We had an amazing time in New Orleans two years ago. I would love to celebrate with the Krewe!!!

  40. Charlotte February 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

    I have never celebrated Mardi Gras before!

  41. Charlotte February 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

    I have never celebrated Mardi Gras before!

  42. Charlotte February 4, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

    I have never celebrated Mardi Gras before!

  43. Katy February 5, 2020 at 10:57 am #

    Mardis Gras party!!

  44. Heather McNutt-Kaestner February 5, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

    As a PNW native, I’d love to try a new type of culture and celebration!

  45. KAREN Lynn LUDWIG February 5, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love to go because I have never been to this before or even to Mardi Gras in New Orleans although I have dreamed of going! Please let me know if I am entered into the drawing for free tickets to this event? karenludwig2000@yahoo.com

  46. Bradford Nase February 5, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

    Always love a Mardi Gras soiree!

  47. Penelope Borg February 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    Here for some good time!!!!

  48. Penelope February 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    Here for some good time!!!!

  49. Penelope February 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    Here for some good time!!!!

  50. Heidi February 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

    Would love some free tickets to the fun Mardi Gras Ball!!

  51. Kristi Hamilton February 5, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

    I’m a Nola native living in PDX and miss Mardi Gras dearly!!!!

  52. Xela February 5, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

    I’ve never been to New Orleans, but it’s not because I have 6 children. And I’m not promising to dress up, but I will cheers you guys, while drinking a hurricane, for the opportunity to attend!

  53. Jonathan Sachs February 5, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

    My box of costumes from nola is now going to waste! I’ll take full advantage of this!

  54. Missy February 5, 2020 at 10:21 pm #

    I lived in New Orleans many years ago. I’d love to go to this event to try to connect with other former Big Easy residents. What a great place to party and make new friends.

  55. Joanne February 5, 2020 at 10:26 pm #

    Oooooo! I want to win tickets and I will definitely wear a costume

  56. Jonas Trekas February 5, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

    Want to take my gal to this 10th annual and get all dressed up.

  57. SHERRY February 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

    MY HUSBAND AN I GO EVERY YEAR AN HAVE ALOT OF FUN. UNFORTURNELY THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN A ROUGH YEAR AND WE CAN AFFORD IT. KEVIN HAS HAD TWO BRIAN SURGRY IN THE LAST YEAR. HE IS DOING GOOD NOW AN HOPEFULLY THE TUMER WONT COME BACK. IT WOULD BE FUN TO GO AGAIN THIS YEAR LOVE DRESSING UP.

  58. Judy Franklin Loen February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Joining the parade for the 1st time w/ my ukulele group! Cant wait…..and love everything New Orleans! Thanks for making Portland a party and parade city!

  59. Judy Franklin Loen February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Joining the parade for the 1st time w/ my ukulele group! Cant wait…..and love everything New Orleans! Thanks for making Portland a party and parade city!

  60. Judy Franklin Loen February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Joining the parade for the 1st time w/ my ukulele group! Cant wait…..and love everything New Orleans! Thanks for making Portland a party and parade city!

  61. Judy Franklin Loen February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Joining the parade for the 1st time w/ my ukulele group! Cant wait…..and love everything New Orleans! Thanks for making Portland a party and parade city!

  62. Judy Franklin Loen February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Joining the parade for the 1st time w/ my ukulele group! Cant wait…..and love everything New Orleans! Thanks for making Portland a party and parade city!

  63. judy franklin loen February 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

    I’M EXCITED TO MARCH W MY UKULELE GROUP IN THE PARADE FOR THE 1ST TIME…and am happy we have mardi gras

    festivities here !

  64. judy franklin loen February 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

    I’M EXCITED TO MARCH W MY UKULELE GROUP IN THE PARADE FOR THE 1ST TIME…and am happy we have mardi gras

    festivities here !

  65. Rachael February 7, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    Cant wait to get dressed up just like we do in NOLA!

  66. Paul February 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

    Mardi Gras in Portland sounds amazing

  67. Dev Staneart February 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

    YES, please, this is one I have never attended before and am so interested. many of my friends are going. I will actually look an email this time, since in past I missed my opportunity.

  68. Jules Barrera February 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm #

    Love the theme! Beatles and Mardi Gras? Double win!

  69. Aurianna February 10, 2020 at 9:43 pm #

    Yay! Ive always wanted to celebrate Mardi Gras

    • Gena February 13, 2020 at 11:32 pm #

      Mardi Gras in PDX? This I gotta see. I wanna collect some beads. = }

  70. Locky February 10, 2020 at 9:44 pm #

    Next best thing to new Orleans

  71. DM February 11, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

    My NOLA native GF would be that much more in love if we could go to this!

  72. RK February 11, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

    I wish i could be in Treme or the French Quarter with all my family for Mardi Gras, but this is for sure the next best thing!

  73. SD February 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

    We’d love to go!

  74. Carl February 11, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

    Who wouldnt love to be part of the krewe

  75. Benito Juarez II February 13, 2020 at 8:35 am #

    It’s all about that king cake, baby!

  76. shen February 13, 2020 at 4:13 pm #

    King cake! Yes!

  77. Elfina Alongi February 13, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

    I would love to shake my tail feathers in fine Marfi Gras fashion! Unable to visit my best friend in New Orleans this year so this would be next best thing:) thanks for offer

  78. April February 14, 2020 at 12:23 am #

    This sounds fabulous!

  79. Hayley February 14, 2020 at 11:12 am #

    Fun!

  80. cassi February 14, 2020 at 11:24 am #

    I would LOVE to get wild at this…and with my favorite band as a theme, amazing!!!

  81. Sara goldman February 15, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

    Oh man, it’s been a bit since I celebrated some Mardi Gras. I’d love to dance the night away and suck on some crayfish. Yum!

  82. Brandon Joseph February 16, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

    I miss Mardi gras, pick me pls!!

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