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The 22nd Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade February 27

22nd ANNUAL KREWE OF BARKUS & MEOUX MARDI GRAS PARADE AND PARADE VIEWING BALCONY PARTY – SET FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

The 22nd Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade is set for Sunday, February 27. Registration and check-in will begin at noon at Pier 21 (21st and Harborside Drive); with the parade commencing at 1:30 pm at 20th & Harborside Drive.

For those eager to enter their favorite pet in the costume contest, it will be held from 12:15-1:00 pm on the Pier. Winners will be announced and ribbons awarded prior to the start of the parade.

Again, this year, pet lovers have a choice: Bring your pet and participate in the 22nd annual Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the 5th Annual “A Cat’s Eye View” Parade Viewing Party from the balcony (2nd floor) of the Trolley Station Building, 20th & Strand beginning at noon. Not only will parade watchers get to enjoy the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, which begins at 1:30 pm, but attendees will also get to see the Shriners’ Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade at noon, along with the beloved and popular Children’s Parade that begins following the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade. Both the pet parade and the Balcony Party events benefit exclusively the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS.)

Advance registration for the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade is $20; day of event registration – $30 per pet. You may purchase advance tickets online at www.galvestonhumane.org/barkus-meoux  Tickets for the “Cats Eye View Party” are $30 if purchased in advance; $40 at the door. (Tickets include one drink ticket and light “munchies.”)  No pets will be allowed at the viewing party per building rules.

For advance tickets to the viewing party, visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7052548/a-cats-eye-view-balcony-party-2021-strand-227-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston.

For more information, email GIHS at info@galvestonhumane.org, call the GIHS office at 409.740.1919, or visit online at www.galvestonhumane.org. The Galveston Island Humane Society, a 501c3 non- profit organization, is located at 6814 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554.

 

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