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Mardi Gras Travel Tips: Don't Miss Mardi Gras Events During First Weekend

About 2 year(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
Enjoying Mardi Gras! Galveston is definitely a Texas “must do.” Plus, Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration is the third biggest in the United States and the biggest in Texas. Some may consider the first weekend of Mardi Gras in Galveston a bit tamer but both weekends are fun depending on where you want to be for the parades.
Local Deals
Hotel Galvez & Spa is offering a Mardi Gras Package on both weekends of Mardi Gras.
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 Jan. 29 – Jan & Feb. 5-7, 2016
If you are considering the second weekend, then book early and stay at The Tremont House.
First Weekend Parades & Processions:
The majority of the parades and processions take place in the Uptown Entertainment District. Hotel Galvez guests can take advantage of the City 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.
Friday, Jan. 29
George P. Mitchell Parade
7 p.m. – Downtown Route
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
8 p.m. – Downtown Route
Krewe de Yaga’s Parade
10 p.m. – Downtown Route
Saturday, Jan. 30
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade (A local favorite)
12 p.m. – Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
5th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade
1 p.m. – Downtown Route
Krewe d’IHeartMedia Parade
3 p.m. – Downtown Route
Krewe of Gambrinus Parade (Another local favorite)
6 p.m. – Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
Sunday, Jan. 31
Sunshine Kids Parade
1 p.m. – Downtown Route
Shriner’s Hospital for Children Parade
3 p.m. – Downtown Route
Mardi Gras Events
Saturday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.
Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K
ALL runners receive access to all the Mardi Gras festivities in the Entertainment District - headline concerts on 2 stages, 4 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus parades and more! For information, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com
Balcony Parties are scheduled on both weekends of the festivities and require a ticket. Visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com to purchase tickets.
Live Music is scheduled on both weekends of Mardi Gras and tickets are required to enter 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.
Sundays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7
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. Brunch is priced at $39.99 for adults; $35.99 for seniors; and $25.99 for children (ages 6 to 11). Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145.
Happy Mardi Gras!
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