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Mardi Gras 2017 Travel Tips for the Big Weekend

About 7 month(s) ago by Chrisine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
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Planning on catching some beads and watching some parades this weekend? There are eleven parades and processions this weekend with the big finale on Fat Tuesday. Keep in mind that guests can catch the city shuttle from Hotel Galvez & Spa to the Mardi Gras Uptown Entertainment District and The Tremont House is located in the heart of the Mardi Gras District.
 
 
Quick Tips:
#1 – Book your room (see hotel packages below)
#2 – Check the parade schedule, pick your spot and get there plenty in time (see schedule below)
#3 – If you are a hotel guest, take advantage of the courtesy shuttle to the Uptown Entertainment District
#4 – Buy tickets to a balcony party – it really is the fantastic way to enjoy Mardi Gras outside of the crowds
#5 - Make your reservation for Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez; it’s the best way to complete the weekend
 
Local Deals
Mardi Gras Package at Hotel Galvez
Offer Includes:
Deluxe accommodations at the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa
Complimentary transportation to and from the Uptown Entertainment District
Complimentary breakfast for two each morning
Two tickets to the Uptown Entertainment District
Promo Rate Plan: PKGMGP
Available Feb. 17-19 & Feb. 24-26, 2017 (Enter these dates for package pricing)
 
Mardi Gras Package at The Tremont House
Offer includes:
Deluxe accommodations
Two-night stay required, with Friday arrival
Complimentary valet parking
Premier parade viewing area Saturday night for the Knights of Momus Grand Parade
Complimentary buffet breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings
Complimentary commemorative Mardi Gras beads at check-in
Available Feb. 24-26, 2017 (Enter these dates for package pricing)
 
Parades & Processions:
Ten of the eleven parades and processions this weekend take place in the Uptown Entertainment District. Hotel Galvez guests can take advantage of the shuttle to the district to catch the downtown parades. If you purchase the Mardi Gras package, make sure to check on your tickets to the Uptown Entertainment Distict. Tremont House guests can explore the district or walk just outside the hotel to enjoy a passing parade. By the way, nearly every parade passes in front of The Tremont House.
 
Friday, Feb. 24
Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade
7 p.m. – Downtown Route
Krewe of Babalu Parade
8 p.m. – Downtown Route
Entertainment Headliner:
8:30 p.m. – Stoney LaRue and Mike Ryan
Krewe Da Yaga’s Parade
9:30 p.m. – Downtown Route
Entertainment Headliner:
11 p.m. – KISS Alike
 
Saturday, Feb. 25
Krewe d’Espirit Rosaire Parade
11 a.m. – see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
Z Krewe 23rd Annual Processional
1 p.m. – Downtown Route
Krewe of Who? Processional
1 p.m. – Downtown Route
Mardi Gras King’s Parade
2:30 p.m. – Downtown Route
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade
4:30 p.m. – Downtown Route
Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
6:30 p.m. – Begins at 23rd & Seawall to 25th, then follows Downtown Route
 
Sunday, Feb. 26
Shriner’s Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade
12 p.m. - see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
1:30 p.m. – see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
Mardi Gras Children’s Parade
3 p.m. – see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
 
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Fat Tuesday Parade
6:30 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand
 
Mardi Gras Events
Balcony Parties require a ticket. Visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com to purchase tickets.
Live Music is scheduled on two stages in the Uptown Entertainment District. For a complete schedule of bands, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. Tickets to the Uptown Entertainment District are included in the Hotel Galvez Mardi Gras package.
 
Sunday, Feb. 26
Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez
Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez is considered one of the Top 100 Brunches in the US by Open Table users and is a “must” for the weekend. Sunday Brunch features a huge seafood display, made-to-order-omelets, waffle station, pasta bar, carving station with two options, an array of sides and entrees as well as a hallway full of desserts. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145.
 
Have a safe and fun-filled Mardi Gras in Galveston.
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