Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Galveston

Can you believe it’s that time again already? Get your catching arm ready, update your parade costume and Laizzez les bon temps rouler! It’s MARDI GRAS!!! And what better place to celebrate than in Galveston.


At Mardi Gras Galveston, there will more than 3 million beads thrown!


Whether it’s Mystic Krewe of Aquarius or Krewe Gambrinus or any of the other 16 that participate every year, come cheer and be a part of the fun for all your favorite Mardi Gras parades as they come to the Entertainment District.


Live the high life at one of the balcony parties. Balcony parties include admission into the Entertainment District, the balcony party with cash bar, music and a VIP view of the festivities below.


Check out nonstop live entertainment on the Budweiser and Jagermeister Electric Mardi Gras stages. General Admission tickets are available and grant access to all the concerts.

If running is your thing, register for the the 105th Mardi Gras! Galveston Official 5k Run. The first 300 runners registered receive a FREE 1/2 day Balcony Party Ticket!!!

Want to be IN the parades? Dress up your golf cart and register for the 4th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade! You get FREE entry into the Entertainment District & the Best Decorated Golf Cart gets FREE Balcony Party Passes! Or get a ticket to ride one of the floats. They provide the float, beads, driver and balcony party you provide the Krewe! Gather your friends and contact to sign up today and ask about ALL the ways to PLAY!


If you want to enjoy all the Mardi Gras fun without the Mardi Gras craziness, there are several parades just for kids.


Bring out the entire family for a day full of Sunshine at the Sunshine Kids Parade, a non-profit organization that provides activities and emotional support for young cancer patients in hospitals.


Or support the Shriners Hospitals for Children at their parade. Patients, families and friends of Shriners Hospital for Children will become a part of the Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities with floats, and Shriners Clowns and Mini-Cars!


There’s also the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade and the Mardi Gras Children’s Parade.
For a full schedule, ticket information and more, visit their website at

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