Mardi Gras in the Mountains

February 4-9, 2016 - An ever increasing number of Cajuns and Creoles have fled the overgrown chaos of other locales in order to come to this quaint community for a much more intimate celebration. But make no mistake: Red River knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras! Nothing is left out. The week is filled with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, Cajun and Creole gourmet delights, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, burning of the Loup-garu, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more!

Start planning your costumes - the 2016 Mardi Gras theme will be "The Roaring 20's."

Join the Party

Any vacation is more fun when you get involved. Just ask the Kowboy Krewe, pictured here. This fun loving group from Texas and Kansas has been participating in Mardi Gras officially for the past three years. They have a float in the parade, dress up for the balls, and spread Mardi Gras fever on the slopes. You don't need much to start your own krewe... just a couple of fun lovin' friends, a catchy name, and the desire to let the good times roll! 

Find information on krewes and spnosors at

For full schedule of events click here

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River St, Red River, NM 87558
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104


  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (Ron Weathers)

  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (Ron Weathers)

  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (Ron Weathers)