Bust out your carnival gear because the Mardi Gras celebrations are here and they’re located in Galveston for the 111th year. From February 18 to March 1, there’ll be parades to see, live concerts to watch from a variety of artists, races to participate in and so much more. No need to look up the event specifics because we’re outlining everything you want to know, and all the fun things that Galveston has in store.
Round up the whole family because Family Gras is on February 27 and there’s parades planned for the entire afternoon. From the Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade to the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade and the Mardi Gras Firefighters Children’s Parade, there’s a ton of decorated floats to admire. Grab some binoculars, deck yourself out in a costume or a few beaded necklaces and enjoy the show with your loved ones.
This year, Galveston has an impressive lineup of artists playing tunes that everyone can groove to. Over the course of the 12-day event, artists like 3 Doors Down, Matt Stell and Siggno are set to perform at Saengerfest Park. You can even purchase tickets to meet the artists and secure a photo op. Bring a friend along and sip on a cool beverage while you enjoy a stellar live performance.
Who doesn’t enjoy dinner with a view? Galveston has a variety of restaurants to choose from and some of them even offer access to their balconies that have the best parade views. When you buy one of the restaurant packages offered, you’re at the center of the Mardi Gras celebrations and get access to music, as well as the bar where you can buy food and drinks at an additional cost.
Thinking of attending Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebrations this year? Share your pictures with us on Facebook or by tagging @CoastalPointTx. Looking for some other things to do? Check out some of the best places to fish in League City.
Photos courtesy of: Click2Houston (For the Kids); Houston Chronicle (For the Concert Goers); Mardi Gras! Galveston (For the Foodies).