If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2018, 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 107th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 2 thru February 13, 2018 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.
At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’s largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.
WATCH...all your favorite Mardi Gras parades (including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, Krewe Gambrinus and Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade 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...to non-stop entertainment on the Saengerfest Stage and Electric Mardi Gras Stage. Buy your General Admission tickets today and have access to all concerts!
RUN...the Mardi Gras! Galveston Official 5k Run to start the party early!
ROLL...with the 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!
From the Blogs
The Galveston Island Bucket List
Published: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
There is so much you need to do in your lifetime on the island! Here's the ultimate Galveston bucket list: 50 things you need to do before you kick the bucket. Read more.
Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?
Published: Monday, November 27, 2017
Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.
Stay & Play! Galveston Offers Gulf Fireworks and Family Events all Summer
Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017
There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. All summer long, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and sandcastle building lessons. Read more.
Beer Cans and Beads: How to Recycle on the Island
Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016
A guide to recycling on Galveston Island, from Mardi Gras beads, baby food jars, to used oil and car tires. Read more.
Things I Love About Galveston
Published: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Galveston is undeniably one of the best cities in the United States. Here are the things that I love about the island. We’d like to hear what floats your boat as well. Read more.