Mardi Gras Galveston 2017

Community, Festivals

Feb. 20, 2017

WHAT: Mardi Gras! Galveston 106th Celebration

WHEN: Friday, February 17, 2017 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WHERE: Various locations in Galveston TX


If you’re looking to catch some beads this carnival season, look no further than the 106th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Taking place Feb. 17 – 28, 2017, Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration will feature 22 parades as the island’s krewes prepare to throw more than 3 million beads and other trinkets to throngs of revelers. New this year, Fiesta Gras, a celebration of Tejano music and culture, will feature fun entertainment, performers and festive floats. Fiesta Gras will take place Feb. 19.

Visitors to the island can gather in Galveston’s downtown entertainment district and along the beachfront on Seawall Boulevard to see flashy floats, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling dancers at these 2017 parade events:

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Ceremony, 5:30p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade, 7 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade, 8 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe of Olympus Parade, 10 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K & 10K Run, 9:00 a.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras Kickoff Parade, 12 p.m. (Seawall & Entertainment District)
  • Zaniest Golf Cart Parade, 1 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe d’iHeartRadio Art Car Parade, 3p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe of Gambrinus Parade, 6 p.m. (Seawall & Entertainment District)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • LULAC 151 Tejano Parade, 1 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Fiesta Gras: Parade Tres, 4 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, 7 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe Babalu 12th Annual “All Krewe Parade,” 8 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe of Maximilian Parade, 9:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Saturday, February 25, 2016

  • Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade, 11 a.m. (Seawall)
  • Mardi Gras King’s Parade, 2:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade, 3:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, 6:30 p.m. (Seawall & Entertainment District)

Sunday, February 26, 2017 (Family Gras!)
On Feb. 26, the entertainment district will be free to the public for a FAMILY GRAS celebration sponsored by Moody National Bank. Donations will be accepted tobenefit the Sunshine Kids and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

  • Shriners Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, 12 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, 1:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)
  • Mardi Gras Children’s Parade, 3p.m. (Entertainment District)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Krewe of Aquarius Fat Tuesday Parade, 6:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

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We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.

Tags: Galveston, Mardi Gras

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