Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5th
Galveston Mardi Gras Parade & Events Calendar
With 20 krewes participating in 25 or so parades, and nearly a quarter of a million people passing through town over two weekends, Galveston’s Mardi Gras parades can be massive undertakings. Most of the nighttime parades take place in the "Strand District" (near the Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal), in and around the 15 square blocks also known as the "Uptown Entertainment District” (bounded by Harborside Dr. and Mechanic Street - between 20th and 25th Streets).
Daytime parades (including the children’s parade) tend to run along Seawall Blvd. (near the Historic Pleasure Pier), providing a safe and open area for spectators.
2018 Galveston Mardi Gras Parade Calendar
Friday, February 2, 2018
Party Gras Procession
Details coming soon
George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Presentation
The Tremont House (2300 Mechanic)
Presented by The Tremont House, Hotel Galvez, and Mitchell Historic Properties. Award ceremony will be held in front of the Tremont House at 5:30pm followed by a cocktail reception and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade.
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
Twirl your way through the streets of the Downtown Entertainment district Friday, February 2, 2018 for the 7th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade. This FREE event offers families, friends, corporate groups, organizations and individuals a chance to do a little dance, have a lot of fun and get down tonight. Sponsored by The Galveston County Daily News.
CLICK HERE to register
Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade
The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Jolly Jester Jaunt – Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade
57th & Seawall to The Strand District
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7th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade
Why stop with a world record-breaking umbrella parade when you can have the Zaniest (DECORATED) Golf Cart Parade? This parade is another great chance for friends and family to get together and participate in this interactive display of the ZANY spirit of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Free Entertainment District entry to all participants of the parade.
Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
King Gambrinus throws a party for 300,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws. Searchlights will “Light Up the Night” as the parade processes down Seawall Blvd from 57th Street to 25th Street (Rosenberg Avenue), then heads North on Rosenberg Avenue as Gambrinus Goes to Town in the fabulous Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment district. Mechanic Street and The Famous Strand will be packed with revelers who will enjoy the 12 Lighted Floats and Marching Bands as well as many other entries.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Fiesta Gras: Parade 1
Join us for a day of celebration at the 2nd Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston. The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street
Fiesta Gras: Parade 2
Join us for a day of celebration at the 2nd Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston. The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street.
Mardi Gras Weekend
Friday, February 9, 2018
FIRST RESPONDERS DAY: Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade
We want to say thank you to all First Responders and Military Personnel for their service with FREE admission into Mardi Gras! Galveston on Friday 2/9! Please show your badge or Military ID at the gate to gain access for yourself + plus one additional guest! Danny Weber, Sr. was a lifelong Galvestonian who spent over 30 years in the Galveston Fire Department as he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming Fire Chief. After he retired, still wishing to serve the community he loved, he ran for City Council, serving three terms as the District 5 Representative. Danny was a devoted family man and a good friend to all who knew him. This parade is dedicated to Danny because of his love for his community, fire department, and Mardi Gras!
Krewe Babalu 13th Annual All Krewe Parade
Come watch the 13th Annual parade. This parade is packed with more beads per foot than any other. See it twice. Once from Mechanics Row and then from the Strand. Come load up on beads!!!
Krewe de Yaga's Parade
Only the most eerie vibes will be heard from this Krewe. Rounding out the second Friday night of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2018, Krewe da’ Yaga’s makes its return with a parade full of Yaga’s Café family of the past, present and future. This is one not to be missed. Board shorts and flip flops required! Want to ride? Please Email: Sarah Spak firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade
The parade begins at Kempner Park, 27th and Ave N. From there, it travels south on 27th Street to Seawall Boulevard, West on Seawall Boulevard to 31st Street, North on 31st Street to Ave M and East along Avenue to end at Jack Johnson Park on 27th Street.
At Jack Johnson Park, immediately following parade, the “Yard Party” will begin! More bead throwing, more music and food and drinks for sale and plenty of FUN! Come out and join us for a day full of family-friendly outings.
Krewe of WHO? Processional
Details Coming Soon.
ZKrewe 24th Z Processional
The annual Zanie Procession is held through the Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street. Hundreds of Zanies throw their "best beads" to the crowds. The parade features bands, military units and zany revelers from other clubs, and is led by Big Daddy and Big Momma followed by King and Queen Zanie and their royal Zoots and Zaftigs.
Mardi Gras King's Parade
Mardi Gras King's Parade will feature floats, marching bands, bead throwing and more! The parade begins on Strand at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand to 25th, travels south on 25th to Ship's Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship's Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand.
Mardi Gras! Parade Viewing Party
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade
Let the good times roll through Galveston Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street from 25th to 20th and back up the Strand.
A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party
Details Coming Soon.
Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
25th & Seawall to The Strand District
The Knights of Momus is Galveston’s oldest and largest Mardi Gras Krewe dating back to 1871 on Galveston Island. This years’ Momus parade is sure to entertain young and old alike with colorfullyl themed floats, marching bands, dignitaries, and lots and lots of Mardi Gras beads! Parade starts at 23rd and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 20th Street, left on 20th to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum.
More information at www.knightsofmomus.com
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade
Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade! Bring out the entire family for a day full of fun at Family Gras, presented by Moody National Bank. The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade will begin at 12:00pm with festive floats and Shriners Clowns and Mini-Cars!
Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
The 20th Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society, is set for Sunday, February 11, 2018- beginning at 1:30pm in the Historic Strand District.
Mardi Gras Childrens' Parade
Local firefighters and first responders host a parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston with decorated floats and costumed kids.
The parade begins at 25th and Santa Fe Place, South on 25th, East on Postoffice, North on 19th Street, West on Strand, Parade ends 25th & Strand.
More details at www.childrensparade.org. Tickets to Firefighters Children's Parade Balcony Parade may be purchased online at tix.extremetix.com…
fat tuesday - mardi gras day
FAT TUESDAY, February 13, 2018
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 22nd Annual Fat Tuesday Parade
DOWNTOWN Galveston, TX
Everyone’s favorite parade will roll through downtown in the final hours of the 2018 Mardi Gras celebration.
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