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Parade schedule for Mardi Gras! Galveston 2022

Texans defensive lineman Roy Lopez will function grand marshal for part of the celebration. This year’s festivals will parade by way of Galveston beginning Feb. 18.

GALVESTON, Texas — The beads are coming again!

After two years of cancellations, organizers for Mardi Gras! Galveston launched the parade schedule for the 111th celebration.

They’re celebrating 2022 with 22 parades (with over three million beads and different goodies) and 22 live shows. That consists of headlining performances from 3 Doors Down, Siggno and Matt Stell.

Everything kicks off on Feb. 18. Click here to get your tickets.

Note: The video above was uploaded Jan. 4, 2022.

Friday, Feb. 18

Party Gras! Procession, 5 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Watch the George P. Mitchell Honoree & particular visitors arrive on the Tremont House led by a brass band, kicking off the Friday evening celebration.

George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Ceremony & Parade, 5:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Presented by Mardi Gras! Galveston, the award ceremony can be held in entrance of the Tremont House adopted by a cocktail reception.

The George P. Mitchell Parade will start at 7 p.m. from the Tremont House with festive floats parading by way of the Historic Strand District.

Route: The parade begins in entrance of The Tremont House, positioned at 2300 Ship Mechanic Row. It will journey east on Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north on 20th Street to Strand Street and proceed west on Strand Street to 25th Street.

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade, 8:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Join the twelfth annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade as Mardi Gras revelers twirl their approach by way of the Entertainment District.

Sponsored by The Galveston County Daily News, the general public is invited to take part on this procession because the umbrella dancers carry out “The Hokey Pokey” down the streets of Galveston. All contributors with embellished umbrellas will obtain free admission into Mardi Gras! Galveston on Feb. 18.

Route:  The parade begins on Strand Street at 21st Street and travels west on Strand Street to 25th Street.

Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade, 10 p.m. (Entertainment District)

The final parade of the primary evening of Mardi Gras! Galveston winds its approach by way of the Entertainment District with loads of floats, bands and beads.

Route:  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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, and north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Saturday, Feb. 19

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K, 11 a.m. (Entertainment District) 

Run or stroll by way of Galveston’s Downtown Historic District and observe it up with a day of celebrations. Runners will obtain entry to all of the Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities within the Entertainment District, together with headline live shows, parades and extra.

Route: The run begins at 24th Street and Ship Mechanic Row, proceeds east to twentieth Street, turns north on twentieth Street, west at Strand Street. The 5K then proceed west on Strand to twenty fifth Street, turns south onto twenty fifth Street, after which east on Mechanic again below the arch. The 5K route is 4 loops.

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras Kickoff Parade, 12 p.m. (Seawall & Entertainment District)

The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius celebrates 28 years since its founding. Join the celebration on the annual avenue pageant that includes spectacular floats and marching bands. Costumed krewe members will throw anniversary beads and cups through the parade.

Route: The parade begins on Seawall Boulevard at 57th Street. It travels east to 25th Street, then north alongside 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, east alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to 19th Street, then north on 19th Street to Strand Street and west alongside Strand Street to 25th Street.

twelfth Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade, 1 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Why cease with a record-breaking umbrella parade when you’ll be able to have the Zaniest Golf Cart Parade? This parade is one other nice likelihood for family and friends to get collectively and take part within the zany spirit of Mardi Gras! Galveston. All taking part golf carts will obtain free entry into the leisure district on Feb. 19.

Route:  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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.  

Krewe d’iHeartMedia Art Car Parade, 3 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Tune in to this rockin’ parade because the iHeartMedia krewe cruises down the Strand.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Krewe of Gambrinus Parade, 6 p.m. (Seawall & Entertainment District)

King Gambrinus will throw a grand parade with loads of beads to be caught. Searchlights will mild up the evening as revelers take pleasure in floats, marching bands and different strolling leisure.

Route: The parade begins on Seawall Boulevard at 57th Street. It proceeds east to 25th Street, travels north alongside 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then east on Ship’s Mechanic Row to 19th Street, north on 19th Street to Strand Street. The parade ends on Strand Street at 25th Street.

Sunday, Feb. 20 (Fiesta Gras)

El Norte La Raza Parade, 1 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Join us for a day of celebration on the fifth Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston. Watch as costumed dancers, bands and extra make their approach by way of downtown Galveston.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Fiesta Gras Parade #2, 4 p.m. (Entertainment District)

The celebration continues with a second Fiesta Gras parade within the Entertainment District. Houston Texans defensive lineman Roy Lopez will function Grand Marshal of the parade.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Note: The following video was uploaded in Jan. 2021

Friday, Feb. 25

Salute to Texas First Responders Day

First responders, veterans and navy personnel, plus one visitor will obtain free admission to Mardi Gras! Galveston on Feb. 25 after they current their badge or navy identification on the gate.

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, 7 p.m. (Entertainment District)

This parade is devoted to Danny Weber Sr., who served 30 years within the Galveston Fire Department.  Bring the household out as hearth vehicles from stations throughout the state parade down The Strand with lights and sirens.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Krewe of Babalu seventeenth Annual “All Krewe Parade,” 8 p.m. (Entertainment District)

This parade will embrace floats from krewes, plus business, civic and fraternal organizations all through the area.

Route: The parade begins on Ship Mechanic Row at 25th Street, proceeds east alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street and west on Strand Street to 25th Street.

Krewe de Yaga’s Parade, 9:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Only the eeriest vibes can be heard from this krewe. Rounding out the second Friday evening of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2022, Krewe de’ Yaga’s makes its return with a parade stuffed with Yaga’s Café household from the previous, current and future. Board shorts and flip flops required!

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade, 11 a.m. (Seawall)

This parade will characteristic high-stepping marching bands, bead throwing and even some meals throwing. Back by well-liked demand is “the Battle of the Bands” competitors, which is able to happen earlier than the parade.

Route: The parade begins at Kempner Park, 27th and Avenue N. From there, it travels south on 27th Street to Seawall Boulevard, west on Seawall Boulevard to 31st Street north on 31st Street to Avenue N and east alongside Avenue N. The parade ends at Jack Johnson Park, twenty seventh Street and Avenue M.

Z Krewe twenty eighth Z Processional, 1 p.m. (Entertainment District)

This year, Z Krewe is celebrating 28 years of Mardi Gras with bands, beads and merriment in its annual procession.

Route: The parade begins on Ship Mechanic Row at 25th Street, proceeds east alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street and west on Strand Street to 25th Street.

Mardi Gras Kings Parade, 2:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Join the royal procession throughout this preamble to the evening’s grand parade, sponsored by Mix 96.5.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Ben E. Keith Parade, 3:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Let the great occasions roll with this festive parade as we wrap up the final weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Jumpin’ Jay’s Bumpin’ Bus Parade, 6 p.m. (Entertainment District)

This enjoyable parade will characteristic greater than 20 decked-out celebration buses continuing by way of downtown Galveston.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, 6:30 p.m.  (Seawall & Entertainment District)

Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade will characteristic elaborate floats, marching bands, bead throwing and extra.

Route: The parade begins on Seawall Boulevard at 23rd Street. It proceeds west to 25th Street travels north on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, east on Ship’s Mechanic Row to 21st Street, north on 21st Street to Strand and west on Strand to 25th Street.

Sunday, Feb. 27 (Family Gras!)

On Feb. 27, the leisure district can be free to the general public for a FAMILY GRAS celebration sponsored by Moody National Bank. Donations can be accepted to profit the Sunshine Kids and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, 12 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Bring the whole household to the Shriners Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, a tribute to youngsters affected by severe burns and most cancers. Patients, households and pals of the non-profits are a part of this parade that includes high-school marching bands, Shriners clowns and mini-cars.

Route: 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 alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row to twentyth Street, north alongside 20th Street to Strand Street.

Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, 1:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Costumed pets of all sizes, shapes and species be a part of within the enjoyable for this parade and costume contest.

Route: The parade begins at 20th Street & Harborside Drive, proceeds south on 20thStreet, west on Strand to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east alongside Ship’s Mechanic Row ending at 20th Street.

Mardi Gras Firefighters Children’s Parade, 3 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Firefighters Local 571 hosts a parade devoted to the households and youngsters of Galveston with embellished floats and costumed youngsters.

Route: The parade begins at 25th and Santa Fe Place, travels south on 25th Street, east on Postoffice Street, north on 19th Street, west on Strand Street and ends on 25th & Strand streets.

Tuesday, March 1

Krewe of Aquarius Fat Tuesday Parade, 6:30 p.m. (Entertainment District)

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius presents its Fat Tuesday parade within the downtown leisure district.  This grand parade, that includes marching bands, dance groups and dozens of lighted floats, will mark the ultimate hours of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2020. Don’t miss considered one of Galveston’s hottest Mardi Gras parades.

Route: The parade begins at 25th Street and Santa Fe Place, travels south to Post Office Street, east on Post Office Street to 19th Street, north alongside 19th Street to Strand Street, west on Strand Street to 25th Street.

For a full schedule of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2022 actions, in addition to maps of every parade route, go to www.mardigrasgalveston.com.