At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas' largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that's just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style....
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2024 Entertainment Lineup
Returning for the second year, organizers are giving a few lucky parade goers a chance to win some extraordinary prizes. Exclusive Golden Mardi Gras beads will be thrown out during a few select parades. Parades with the Golden Bead will be announced soon!
Returning to the 113th Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration - Beads for Needs! Yaga’s Entertainment and the Ball High Life Skills program is bringing back the initiative geared toward getting Mardi Gras beads out of the trash while giving Life Skills students the opportunity to build a business from the ground up and become self-sufficient.
January 18-24, 2024 - Save lives and let the good times roll! Blood donors will receive a general admission ticket to Mardi Gras! Galveston as a thank you. The tickets can be redeemed at the festival from February 2, 3, 4, and February 9, 10th. Schedule your appointment at giveblood.org!
Returning in 2024 - Experience Mardi Gras! Galveston like never before. Join us in the Entertainment District on Mechanic Street in February 2024 for the Airstream Rally. Registration details to come!