Ellicottville Hosts “Mardi Gras Weekend”

App users, tap here to watch video report.

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – A popular winter destination brought a piece of “The Big Easy” to Western New York over the weekend.  

Ellicottville hosted their annual “Mardi Gras Weekend” which brought locals and visitors together for one of the biggest parties of the ski season.

On Saturday night, individuals, families and groups took part in a downtown parade celebrating the popular Mardi Gras theme, featuring costumes and a variety of floats through Ellicottville’s business district.

Festivities this year did not disappoint, with hundreds of spectators lining the streets, cheering for their favorites.

“This is one of our funnest events that we have in Ellicottville, other than Octoberfest,” explained Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce board member, Cathleen Pritchard. “We put a lot into it to get a lot of people into the parade, and work on that with Holiday Valley and Holimount; it’s just fun. Ellicottville is where it’s at.”

In addition to the grand parade, several musical performances and of course opportunities to hit the ski slopes took place from Thursday through Sunday.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.