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Mardi Gras Travel Tips

Did you know that Mardi Gras in Galveston is the third largest in the country and the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas? Harbor House is located within walking distance to the Mardi Gras Uptown Entertainment District which is host to parades and processions as well as live music.

 

Parades & Processions

The majority of the parades and processions take place in the Uptown Entertainment District. Purchase your ticket in advance at www.mardigrasgalveston.com or buy at the gate and enjoy multiple parades and processions, beads and live music. 

Friday, Feb. 17
Party Gras! Procession
5 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
George P. Mitchell Parade
7 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
8 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade
10 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Saturday, Feb. 18
Jolly Jester Jaunt - Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5k/10K
9 a.m.
 
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade
12 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
 
6th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe d'IHeartMedia Parade
3 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
6 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
 
Sunday, Feb. 19
Fiesta Gras Parade Uno
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Fiesta Gras Parade Dos
2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Fiesta Gras Parade Tres
4 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Friday, Feb. 24
Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade
7 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe of Babalu 12th Annual "All Krewe" Parade
8 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe Da Yaga's Parade
9:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Saturday, Feb. 25
Krewe d'Espirit Rosaire Parade
11 a.m. - see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
 
Krewe of Who Processional
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Z Krewe 23rd Annual Processional
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Mardi Gras King's Parade
2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Les Bons Temps Rouler Parade
4:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
6:30 p.m. - Begins at 23rd & Seawall to 25th, then follows Downtown Route
 
Sunday, Feb. 26
Shriner's Hospital for Children and Sunshine Kids Parade
12 p.m.
 
Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
1:30 p.m. - Pier 21 west on Strand toward 25th, turnaround at 25th and east on Strand, ending at 21st and Strand.
 
Mardi Gras Children's Parade
3 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand
 
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Fat Tuesday Parade
6:30 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand

 

Mardi Gras Events

Balcony Parties are scheduled on both weekends of the festivities and require a ticket. Visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com to purchase tickets.

Live Music is scheduled on both weekends of Mardi Gras and tickets are required to enter the Uptown Entertainment District. For a complete schedule of bands, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com

 

Sundays, February 12, 19, 26

Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez

‚ÄčSunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez is considered one of the Top 100 Brunches in the US by Open Table users and is a "must" for the weekend. Sunday Brunch features a huge seafood display, made-to-order-omelets, waffle station, pasta bar, carving station with two options, an array of sides and entrees as well as a hallway full of desserts. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145. 

 

Saturday, February 18, 11:00 A.M.

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K

ALL runners receive access to all the Mardi Gras festivities in the Entertainment District - headline concerts on 2 stages, 4 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus parades and more! For information, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com

 

Happy Mardi Gras!

If you miss it this year, plan on joining us next year on February 17 - Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017.