GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (February 6, 2023) – If you’re looking to catch some beads this carnival season, look no further than the 112th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston. On Feb. 10 – 21, Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration will feature 23 parades as the island’s krewes prepare to throw more than three million beads and other trinkets to crowds of revelers.
View our full parade lineup here!
2023 Entertainment Lineup
Mardi Gras! Galveston 2023 Honors Rudy & Donna Teichman with George Mitchell Award
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (Jan. 18, 2023) – In honor of their contributions to Galveston Island and its annual festival, Mardi Gras! Galveston organizers honor Rudy and Donna Teichman with the George Mitchell Award. An award ceremony and honoree parade, Party Gras!, will take place in the Downtown Entertainment District on Friday, February 10 at 5 p.m. to honor the couple.
Mardi Gras! Galveston 2023 – Bead There!
February 10 - 21, 2023
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....
Yaga’s Entertainment – “Beads for Needs”
Returning to the 112th 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.
Airstream Rally – Returning in 2023!
Returning in 2023 - Experience Mardi Gras! Galveston like never before. Join us in the Entertainment District on Mechanic Street in February 2023 for the Airstream Rally. Registration details to come!
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive
January 30 through February 6, 2023 - 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 10, 11, 12, and February 17, 18th. Schedule your appointment at giveblood.org!