Moscow is celebrating Mardi Gras in style this year with an all-day community party featuring music, dancing, and community building activities. The event kicks off with a benefit breakfast at the Masonic Temple from 8-10 am, and continues through the day with family-friendly events like the Super Smash Brothers tournament and the Kids’ Mardi Gras parade. After the kids hit the hay, local musicians keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning, with tunes from Down North, Sweatshop Union, Bare Wires, The Fabulous King Pins, Soul Sirens and McTuff. All this partying goes to a good cause, as all proceeds will benefit local youth groups in the Palouse area.
— Emera L. Riley