2022 Mardi Gras Costume Ball & Contest


The Hot Springs Jazz Society presented the 10th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Costume Contest on Saturday night, May 21st, 2022 at the Hot Springs Hotel Ballroom.

After having to cancel the 2021 Mardi Gras completely, due to Covid, we were back with King Richard and Queen Beth for a Royal Celebration. Great costumes abounded and several won prize money after an applause judging.

Last year we provided Mardi Gras food such as Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, Muffuletta Sliders, Bread Pudding and more with, of course, adult libations for sale.

Back was One of Your Favorites – Restaurant Certificates packed in envelopes for sale at $40.00 per envelope – guaranteed to be worth $50.00 or more.

Silent Auction with great items for bid, and Dancing all night.

Mardi Gras Photo Gallery

Hot Springs Jazz Society’s Gala Fundraiser, our Mardi Gras Ball, in support of

  • Scholarships for Arkansas High School Students to attend Summer Jazz Camp
  • Free America’s Art Form concerts at the Garland County Library
  • Free day-long outdoor concert “JazzFest Block Party” during the annual JazzFest over Labor Day weekend

Co-hosted by Mardi Gras Queen and King

HRH Dona Pettey, Queen Jazz XI and HRH David Higgenbotham, King Jazz XI

Dona and David invite you to join them in an evening of music, dancing and fun, at the Vapors, February 18, 2023!!!!!!!

CASH PRIZES! for the best and most creative costumes

Best Man     Best Woman     Best Couple     Crowd Favorite

Costumes are not required to attend.

Don’t Delay … Begin Your Costume Today

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