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Galveston, TX’s Mardi Gras Celebrations

mardi-gras-1214385_1280Beads, beauties, and boogying along the Texas coast can only mean only thing: Mardi Gras in Galveston, Texas. New Orleans isn’t the only place that knows how to have a good time on Fat Tuesday! The 2017 Galveston, TX Mardi Gras extravaganza takes place the week of February 17th through February 28, and if parades, live entertainment, and wacky golf cart races interest you, it might be time to book your Sterling Realtors vacation rental today before we sell out!

Galveston, TX does Mardi Gras right—over 3 million beads are thrown out every year, and you can have the opportunity to be a part of the parade when you purchase a “ticket to ride!” We provide the float, beads, and even the balcony party; you get to provide the crew!

Two stages—the Budweiser stage and the Electric Mardi Gras stage—mean doubling your chances for boogying the week away when you buy a general admission ticket, and when you buy a balcony ticket, the bird’s eye view of crazy celebrants roaming the streets of Galveston increases your fun value exponentially!


Funky Uptown Umbrella Birgade– Register your own parade group or witness the decorative umbrellas fill the streets of downtown, while you dance the night away. Many more eventful activities take place during this Mardi Gras celebration.

Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade– This parade is thrown by the Galveston Island Humane Society. A pet-friendly parade, this event is always a great time.

Mardi Gras Children’s Parade– This family friendly Mardi Gras celebration is fun for everyone. Far removed from the normal Mardi Gras adult scene, this celebration is safe for children to enjoy.


Galveston has been putting its own spin on Mardi Gras since 1867 and we like to think that we’ve gotten all the kinks out by now, but on the off chance we haven’t, 2017 is the perfect year for you to tell us what we have missed! Dust off your beads, freshen your feathers, and start planning your Galveston Mardi Gras vacation; we’ll get your luxurious Sterling Realtors vacation rental prepared for your arrival!