Carnaval de Mardi Gras

Southern Cultural Heritage Center


This event will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Southern Heritage Cultural Center Auditorium, located at the corner of Crawford (outside in front of auditorium) and Cherry Street.  The 6th Annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off is presented by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). In addition to bragging rights and trophies, the first place winner of the Gumbo Cook-off will be awarded a $200 cash prize. Admission is $10 for adults and includes gumbo and $5 for children and includes unlimited children’s activities. Admission may be paid at the door or purchased in advance at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum on Washington Street. Additional food items and beverages can be purchased during this event. All proceeds will benefit the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation. 


For more information call Nancy Bell at 601-636-5010 or email , or Alainna O’Bannon at