The Ball is a fundraiser for the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, whose mission is to preserve and protect Vicksburg’s unique architectural heritage for future generations to enjoy. In its 8th year, the event is black tie optional and remains Vicksburg’s only Mardi Gras Ball and follows the Annual Mardi Gras Parade which takes place at 2:00 on Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg.
“The Colonels”, back by popular demand, will keep the good times rolling with rock and roll from 8:00 to midnight. They were recently named Best Country Artist 2009 by the Jackson Free Press. “The Colonels” are five homegrown Mississippi boys out of Brookhaven with a growing fan base. You can catch their shows all over the state.
A special $5 ticket discount is available for up to ten float participants in the Mardi Gras Parade and payment for tickets must be submitted with float application to Kim Hopkins at Vicksburg Main Street at 601.634.4527. For more information or reservations for the Ball, please call 601.636.5010 or email vburgfoundation@
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The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, maintains the Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Center is a Mississippi Landmark property and is list on the National Register of Historic Places. It is formerly the St. Francis Xavier Convent and Academy and is one of the most architecturally and historically significant city blocks in downtown. The Foundation is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Cultural Center, while offering cultural, artistic and educational programs for the community.