MARDI GRAS SNOW DAZE
Hosted by the Prince George Mardi Gras of Winter Society.
The Prince George Mardi Gras of Winter Society is a not-for-profit organization whose main goal is to create community excitement and enthusiasm during our long winter months. Each year we organize various events and activities to take place throughout our community over a period of days during the month of February.
The Snow Daze Winter Festival has dozens of events taking place that we encourage the community to join in on and take part in the winter spirit.
THE HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS
At the end of January, beginning of February, Prince George has historically held a week or so of festivities to bring some excitement to our often long and cold winters. In the early 1970’s, this festival was called the Prince George Winter Carnival.
Also in the early 1970’s, and around the same time of year, Prince George hosted the fledgling World Championship Snow Golf Tournament, a wacky golf tournament held in the snow featuring competitors in bizarre costumes.
In its first few years of existence, the World Championship Snow Golf exploded in popularity and gained national and international notoriety. In the mid 1970’s, Snow Golf was combined with the Winter Carnival and the ‘Mardi Gras of Winter’ was born.