Mardi Gras, Galveston is the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas. Over 3 million beads will be thrown at
Mardi Gras in Galveston. You can enjoy elaborate parades, headliner performances,
family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
12:00 pm. -- Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 26th annual Mardi Gras Kick off Parade - We have come a long way baby! And we are
ready to celebrate in a big way with our 26th annual parade featuring over 80 units including 20 high school marching
bands. The colorful pageantry of the popular parade will spotlight 160 costumed Krewe members and the regal Aquarius
royal court. Participating Krewes will be "Thalasar", Bacchus of Texas, Krewe DuLac and Krewe of Boudreaux.
For the best and most beads do not miss this one! Seawall Blvd from 14th to 59th Street.
6:00 pm. -- Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
King Gambrinus throws a party for 200,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws with giant searchlights
lighting up the night. Open and free to the public. The Parade runs along Seawall Blvd. from 23rd St. to Central City Blvd.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:00 am. -- Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade
Battle of the Bands begins at 9:00, and the parade begins at 11:00.
The parade will start at Kempner Park 27th. and Ave. N down 27th. to Seawall and down the Seawall to 31st. and
down 31st. street to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. There will be an after party with all types of cultural food booths,
more bead throwing, music, and fun. This is a family oriented parade with lots of high stepping marching bands
from Houston and Galveston with lots of bead, trinkets, and even some food throws.
6:30 pm. -- Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
Mardi Gras Galveston’s largest parade will feature floats,
marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. Parade starts at 23rd. and Seawall Boulevard, turns right
on 25th. Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 21st. Street, left on 21st. to The Strand.
Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum.
Sunday, March 2 , 2014
1:00 pm. -- Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
Bringing out the best in people and their pets, this parade begins at
28th. and Seawall and proceeds west to 47th. Street, to the Academy parking lot. Pets of all sizes, shapes, and species
are welcome (costumes optional). Registration begins at 11:00 a.m and the pre-parade costume contest begins at 11:30,
with the winners making up the Royal Court.
2:00 pm. -- Mardi Gras Children’s Parade
Firefighters Local 571 hosts a parade dedicated to the families and children
of Galveston. The 2011 parade marches on with costumed kids and decorated floats. Begins at 27th. Street and Seawall,
and proceeds to 47th. Street to the Academy parking lot.
Live Entertainment on the Budweiser Stage
Past Performers on the Budweiser Stage Include:
Hot Chelle Rea
Josh Abbott & Reckless Kelly
Electric Mardi Gras
Beat Thumping DJ’s and Laser Light Shows
Both Weekends on the Jagermeister Stage
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