Mardi Gras in TexasMardi Gras in Texas

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated by krewes in cities and towns all around Texas. From Galveston to Jefferson, from Houston to Waco, Mardi Gras parades rolled during 2018.

Mardi Gras happens on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The day  before Mardi Gras is known as Shrove Monday or Lundi Gras.

Mardi Gras was last celebrated in Texas on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Parades, festivals, balls and other events will begin in some locations in January.

Shown below is a list of highlights of Mardi Gras events scheduled in Texas during 2018, focusing on long-running Krewes and those with widespread appeal. Click on city links for details and parade schedules and dates.

Be sure to check with individual event sponsors to determine the latest schedules, parade routes, times and other information.


Where to Experience Mardi Gras in Texas in 2018

City Mardi  Gras Event
Bandera Annual 11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras
Bolivar Peninsula Bolivar Peninsula Mardi Gras
Lighthouse Krewe
Clear Lake Yachty Gras
Corpus Christi Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival

Krewe of Orleans Mardi Gras Ball

Oak Cliff Mardi Gras

17th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style:
State Fairgrounds in Dallas

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras


Galveston Mardi Gras Mardi Gras

Texas A&M at Galveston Mardi Gras
Krewe of Aquarius
Knights of Momus
Moody Gardens Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Henderson Mardi Gras sponsored by Main Street Henderson
Houston Krewe of Olympus
Huntsville Mardi Gras Huntsville
Jefferson Jefferson Mardi Gras
Krewe of Heb
McKinney Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras
Midland Midland Mardi Gras
Nocono Nocono Mardi Gras
Port Arthur Port Arthur Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas
Rockport Lamar Volunteer Fire Department Mardi Gras
San Antonio Bud Light Mardi Gras Parade & Festival
Texas City Mainland Mardi Gras
Waco Waco Mardi Gras Ball

Texas Mardi Gras Parade
Texas Mardi Gras Parade