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Mardi Gras Travel Tips

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. Hotel Galvez & Spa is located within walking distance to several parades and processions and a convenient shuttle can transport you to the Mardi Gras Uptown Entertainment District while The Tremont House is located in the heart of the Mardi Gras District.   

 

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Mardi Gras Package at Hotel Galvez

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 Feb. 17-19 & Feb. 24-26, 2017.
Note: Please enter Feb. 17 for check-in and Feb. 19 for check-out or Feb. 24 to Feb. 26 for appropriate package pricing. And, confirm Promo Code: PKGMGP is the applied code.

 

 
 
 

Mardi Gras Package at The Tremont House

Stay in the heart of the Mardi Gras Uptown Entertainment District and enjoy Mardi Gras up close during the big weekend of Mardi Gras, Feb. 5-7. Our Mardi Gras Package requires a two-night minimum stay with a Friday arrival. Then, enjoy a breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday mornings, complimentary valet parking, commemorative Mardi Gras beads at check-in, and a private parade viewing area on Saturday night for the Knights of Momus Grand Parade, where you will be in the front row to catch beads from passing floats.

  • Deluxe King Room accommodations
  • Two-night stay required, with Friday arrival
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Private front-row 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.
Note: Please enter Feb. 24 for check-in and Feb. 26 for check-out for appropriate package pricing. And, confirm Promo Code: PKGMGP is the applied code.

 
 
 

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 District. Tremont House guests can explore the district or walk just outside the hotel to enjoy a passing parade.

Friday, Feb. 17
Party Gras! Procession
5 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
George P. Mitchell Parade
7 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
8 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade
10 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Saturday, Feb. 18
Jolly Jester Jaunt - Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5k/10K
9 a.m.
 
Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade
12 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
 
6th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe d'IHeartMedia Parade
3 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
6 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
 
Sunday, Feb. 19
Fiesta Gras Parade Uno
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Fiesta Gras Parade Dos
2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Fiesta Gras Parade Tres
4 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Friday, Feb. 24
Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade
7 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe of Babalu 12th Annual "All Krewe" Parade
8 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Krewe Da Yaga's Parade
9:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Saturday, Feb. 25
Krewe d'Espirit Rosaire Parade
11 a.m. - see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com
 
Krewe of Who Processional
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Z Krewe 23rd Annual Processional
1 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Mardi Gras King's Parade
2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
Les Bons 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 and Sunshine Kids Parade
12 p.m.
 
Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
1:30 p.m. - Pier 21 west on Strand toward 25th, turnaround at 25th and east on Strand, ending at 21st and Strand.
 
Mardi Gras Children's Parade
3 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand
 
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 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, Feb. 12, 19 & 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.
 
Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.
Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K
Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K/10K
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
 
Happy Mardi Gras!
 

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, January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 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. 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. 

 

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  

 

Happy Mardi Gras!