Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 will be as spectacular and fun filled as ever! The dates are from February 2, 2018 through February 13, 2018. Galveston hosts the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas each year. There are so many events that it is very hard to list and describe each of them. Suffice it to say that Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 will be chalk full of revelers, parades, floats, marching bands, and plenty of beads to wear and throw. Rest assured that there will be masquerade balls, street and balcony parties, local celebrities, and lots of fun for everyone to enjoy.
Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 Premier Parades;
2/3/2018 – Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade will begin at 12:00PM Noon. As always this Krewe will launch the Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 with their parade down Seawall Blvd. The parade begins at 57th St. and heads East on Seawall Blvd. to 25th St. It then turns North and heads into the Strand District. This parade kicks off the 2018 festivities and it is something that all the regular Mardi Gras attendees won’t miss!
2/3/2018 – Krewe of Gambrinus Parade will begin at 6:00PM. Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 first night parade will follow the same route down Seawall Blvd. as the Aquarius Parade earlier that day. Most people line the parade route and stay all day and watch both parades from the same vantage point. There is always plenty of food and drink available for all to enjoy.
2/9/2018 – Krewe of Babalu All Krewe Parade will begin at 8:00 PM. The parade route is downtown on Mechanic and Strand District. They are famous for the quantity of beads thrown. If you like catching beads then this parade is for you!
2/10/2018 – Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade will begin at 6:30 PM. This Galveston Mardi Gras 2018 parade is the oldest parade that we have and it dates back to 1871. The parade route begins at 25th St. & Seawall Blvd. It travels North into downtown and turns on to Mechanic and then to Strand. This parade is many people’s favorite. It has terrific themed floats. It boasts of Marching Bands that “Steal the Show”. Several dignitaries and beads and throws galore. If you can only go to one parade . . . make it this one!
2/13/2018 – Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 22nd Annual Fat Tuesday Parade will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. The Parade route for the final parade of the season is DOWNTOWN. Details to be released.
This only covers the major parades. There are another ten parades that are smaller and more focused on something specific like golf carts, umbrellas, pets, & kids. They are equally fun and festive, however, fall short of being serious contenders for any revelers “Best Parade of the Year Awards”. We usually attend some of these smaller parades and enjoy them too. Check them out and see for yourself.