Ms. Cast said the city is hosting its 102nd Mardi Gras celebration, complete with parades, parties, dancing, music, beads and of course spirits. She said the city hosts two weekends of events with the second weekend generally drawing the largest crowd.
The final weekend of fun before lent will begin tomorrow with country music star Lee Brice kicking off with a headline performance in the Uptown Entertainment District, according to a news release from the visitors bureau. The chart-topping, “Hard to Love” singer will take the stage at 9 p.m. in Saengerfest Park with parades taking place before and after the performance.
Sunday will be a day for the family with the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux pet parade and Mardi Gras Children's Parade on the Seawall, according to the release.
A full listing of scheduled parades, routs and general information is available at www.mardigrasgalveston.com.
7 p.m.: Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade (Entertainment District)
8 p.m.: Krewe Babalu 8th Annual “All Krewe Parade” (Entertainment District)
10 p.m.: Krewe of Maximilian Parade (Entertainment District)
9 a.m.: Krewe d'Esprit Rosaire Battle of the Bands (Kempner Park)
11 a.m.: Krewe d'Esprit Rosaire Parade (Seawall)
1 p.m.: Z Krewe 19th Z Processional (Entertainment District)
3 p.m.: Houston Chronicle Neauxs Krewe Parade (Entertainment District)
4:30 p.m.: Ford Parade Sponsored by Texas Ford Dealers (Entertainment District)
6:30 p.m.: Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade (Seawall & Entertainment District)
1 p.m.: Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade (Seawall)
2 p.m. : Mardi Gras Children's Parade (Seawall)
4 p.m.: Cruise Krewe Parade (Entertainment District)