CRI hosts Mardi Gras downtown Feb. 6

Laissez les bon temps rouler! On February 6, 2016, join the excitement of Mardi Gras in Downtown Culpeper, Virginia! Fun for the entire family including: live music, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, face-painting, crafts, balloon-magic, and mask making. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all.

Explore Historic Downtown Culpeper, while experiencing all that the Culpeper Downtown Carnival has to offer: eat savory, shop, listen, learn, and eat sweet for your chance at an amazing Downtown Gift Basket! Entry cards along with the schedule of events are located in shops and restaurants through-
out the downtown district, so be certain to pick one up today.

Families can prepare to be mesmerized with a Wes Iseli magic show beginning at 11 AM at The Culpeper Center for FREE. Enoy all day in-store specials with downtownâ??s many unique specialty shops opening at 10 AM. Restaurants will serve up delicious Mardi Gras themed specials from sweet French Quarter beignets and King Cake, to savory gumbo and poâ?? boys that is sure to please.

Complete this wonderful day with GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the State Theatre at 7:30 PM.

For nearly 30 years, Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana
Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the State Theatre at

Keep up with the latest Downtown Culpeper Carnival information at or call CRI at 540-825-4416 or visit