Mardi Gras! Galveston: Reveler’s Guide to Big County Opening Weekend

GALVESTON, Texas – One of the biggest attractions on the Gulf Coast is back with a big county bash. Mardi Gras! Galveston – now in its 11th year – returns to the island this weekend after being canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Visitors can look forward to an eventful weekend with parades, balcony parties, dining, an aerial demonstration, murder concerts, and of course, lots of necklaces. So where to start this weekend? Kinley White of Yaga’s Entertainment, the major event production company, has a must-attend list.

Friday, February 18

Arrive early to the island for the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Awards Ceremony at 5:30pm, followed by the corresponding parade through downtown Galveston at 7pm

Then, hundreds of umbrella dancers will meander through the streets of downtown at the 11th Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade (8:30 p.m.). Next up is Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade and several concerts will keep the party going all night at 10pm

For the full list of opening weekend events, visit our partners at CultureMap Houston. Mardi Gras! Galveston: Reveler’s Guide to Big County Opening Weekend

Dais Johnston

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