Mardi Gras Announces Twelfth Night - Asheville NC


Last updated 12/10/2018 at 2:47pm

In the darkest depths of winter, listen closely to hear a wild rumpus emanating from Grove Street in downtown Asheville. Follow those sounds through the frigid air to Asheville Mardi Gras’ annual Twelfth Night celebration.

As the official start to Mardi Gras season around the world, Twelfth Night traditionally marks the date when the Magi, or three wise men, showed up at the manger bearing shiny and fragrant gifts.

In the world of Asheville Mardi Gras, Twelfth Night, celebrated on Jan. 5, begins a season filled with festivities culminating in the annual parade, which will be held on Mar...

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