Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more than 300,000 attendees annually. The two-week celebration is best known for its lavish parades held on the streets of the city's historic downtown and beachfront.
The 2017 event is scheduled to be the biggest Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration yet with 26 parades and dozens of concerts, balcony parties, DJ laser shows, masked balls and more.
In addition to the annual "Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade" - in which Mardi Gras! Galveston organizers earned a world record for the largest choreographed umbrella dance last year - revelers will also be a buzz about these exciting happenings in 2017:
Watch...all your favorite Mardi Gras parades (including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe Gambrinus as they come to the Entertainment District) from a balcony party on the Strand! Balcony parties include admission into the Entertainment District, access to the balcony party with cash bar and music and a VIP view of the Mardi Gras festivities! Balcony Tickets Available!
Dance...the Hokey Pokey with the 6th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade and help us top 2,314 dancers! This free event offers families, friends, corporate groups, organizations and individuals a chance to do a little dance, have a little fun and get down tonight.
Run...the 106th Mardi Gras! Galveston Official 5k Run to start the party early! The first 300 runners registered receive a FREE 1/2 day Balcony Party Ticket!
Roll...with the 6th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade! Golf Cart parade entries receive free entry into the Entertainment District & Best Decorated Golf Cart gets free Balcony Party Passes!
Ride...with your "Ticket to Ride". We provide the float, beads, driver and balcony party you provide the Krewe! Gather your friends and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today and ask about all the ways to play!