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Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Feb
16
Sun
Mardi Gras! Galveston
Feb 16 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras! Galveston @ Multiple Locations
Feb 16 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Cooking Class: Mardi Gras Cookies with Royal Icing! @ Kitchen Chick
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a festive sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate Mardi Gras! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! These fancy cookies will get you in the mood for Mardi Gras!

 

$55/person.

 

Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation.

 

Please Read The Fine Print:

The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing alicia@thekitchenchick.com. When a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will contact you by email or telephone and issue a full refund. If you miss a class due to weather-related concerns, our standard cancellation policy applies.

 

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you get to interact with the instructors. Can’t wait to get cooking with you!

Mega 101 Fiesta Gras Parade @ Strand District<br>2300 Strand St
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Join us for a day of celebration at the 4th Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston. The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street.

Feb
21
Fri
Mardi Gras! Galveston
Feb 21 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras! Galveston @ Multiple Locations
Feb 21 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

We want to say thank you to all First Responders and Military Personnel for their service with FREE admission into Mardi Gras! Galveston on Friday, February 21st. Please show your badge or Military ID at the gate to gain access for yourself + plus one additional guest! Danny Weber, Sr. was a lifelong Galvestonian who spent over 30 years in the Galveston Fire Department as he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming Fire Chief. After he retired, still wishing to serve the community he loved, he ran for City Council, serving three terms as the District 5 Representative. Danny was a devoted family man and a good friend to all who knew him. This parade is dedicated to Danny because of his love for his community, fire department, and Mardi Gras!

Krewe Babalu 15th Annual All Krewe Parade @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Come watch the 15th Annual parade. This parade is packed with more beads per foot than any other. See it twice. Once from Mechanics Row and then from the Strand. Come load up on beads!!!

Krewe de Yaga Parade
Feb 21 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Only the most irie vibes will be heard from this Krewe. Rounding out the second Friday night of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2020, Krewe da’ Yaga’s makes its return with a parade full of Yaga’s Café family of the past, present and future. This is one not to be missed. Board shorts and flip flops required!

Want to ride? Please Email: Sarah Spak sspak@yagaspresents.com for more information.

Feb
22
Sat
Mardi Gras! Galveston @ Multiple Locations
Feb 22 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras! Galveston
Feb 22 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Krewe Esprit Rosaire Parade @ Seawall Blvd.<br>2828 Seawall Blvd
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The parade begins at 27th Ave O and goes down 27th to the Seawall turns on Seawall down seawall to 31st street down 31st street to Ave M down Ave M to 27th street where there will be food vendors, drinks(for sale) and music for dancing immediately after the parade. Come out and celebrate with your family and friends as we parade in the neighborhood. Lots of royalty, bead throws, special throws, cheer leader groups, color guard, boats, dancers and of course marching bands. Come out and enjoy the festivities.

At Jack Johnson Park, immediately following parade, the “Yard Party” will begin! More bead throwing, more music and food and drinks for sale and plenty of FUN! Come out and join us for a day full of family-friendly outings.

Krewe of WHO? Processional @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Don’t miss the Krewe of WHO? Processional, February 22nd at 1pm in the downtown Strand district.

Z Krewe 26th Z Processional @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The annual Zanie Procession is held through the Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street. Hundreds of Zanies throw their ‘best beads’ to the crowds. The parade features bands, military units and zany revelers from other clubs, and is led by Big Daddy and Big Momma followed by King and Queen Zanie and their royal Zoots and Zaftigs.

Mix 96.5 Parade @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Mix 96.5 Parade will feature floats, marching bands, bead throwing and more!  The parade begins on Strand at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand to 25th, travels south on 25th to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade @ Strand District<br>2314 Strand St
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Let the good times roll through Galveston Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street from 25th to 20th and back up the Strand.

Bumpin’ Bus Parade @ Downtown Galveston<br>Strand St
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Presented by Jay Carnes and The Carnes Funeral Home, in memory of S.C. Inman, III. Grammy-nominated hip-hop legend Bun B will serve as Grand Marshall of the all-new Bumpin’ Bus Parade on Saturday, February 22, at 5:30 p.m., which will feature more than 20 decked-out party buses proceeding through downtown Galveston. 

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

The Knights of Momus is Galveston’s oldest and largest Mardi Gras Krewe dating back to 1871 on Galveston Island.  This years’ Momus parade is sure to entertain young and old alike with colorfullyl themed floats, marching bands, dignitaries, and lots and lots of Mardi Gras beads!   Parade starts at 23rd and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 20th Street, left on 20th to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum.

More information at www.knightsofmomus.com

Feb
23
Sun
Mardi Gras! Galveston
Feb 23 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras! Galveston @ Multiple Locations
Feb 23 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

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