Immediately following the Big Parade, head straight to the Sioux City Convention Center for the Mardi Gras Festivale. There will be an authentic Cajun sit-down dinner and handmade Mardi Gras costumes direct form Louisiana. Food service runs from 6 to 8:15 pm, and the show starts at 8. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Festivale dinner are $18, and include a reserved seat and a Cajun meal. Chefs Al Clark and Bob Dowd will prepare the famous "Taste of Louisiana" dinner featuring chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, Cajun potato salad, dinner rolls and sugar cookies. A kid's meal for ages 12 & under will also be available for $9 and will feature chicken strips, curly fries, sweet corn nuggets and apple sauce. Tickets are on sale at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
After the food and festivities, the party continues outside the Convention Center, with FREE, live Zydeco music from the Louisiana based band, Zydecone! And the night wouldn't be complete without fireworks around 10pm!
Costume sponsorship is still available for the 2014 festivale. For more information please
click here or call 279-4800.