Mardi Gras! Galveston 2024 honors Bill and Libbie Ansell

Mardi Gras! Galveston 2024 honors Bill and Libbie Ansell

Libbie and Bill are both lifelong residents of Galveston Island and have been active in Mardi Gras Galveston Island since its revival. Bill is a charter member of the Krewe of the Knights of Momus and Libbie was Queen of the Knights of Momus in 1987 as Momus traveled the "Caribbean Seas". She represented the Duchess of all bougainvilleas.

Newe Krewe Award

Newe Krewe Award

The first recipient for the “Newe Krewe Award” will be the “Krewe de Isle of Misfits.” Founded by Becky Major and Michael Mandina in 2018, this Krewe dazzles the Mardi Gras crowd with their out-of-the-box creativity.

Mardi Gras! Galveston 2024 – Bead There!

Mardi Gras! Galveston 2024 – Bead There!

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”

Yaga’s Entertainment – “Beads for Needs”

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.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive

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!

Airstream Rally

Airstream Rally

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!

2023 Mardi Gras! Galveston Official Poster Contest

2023 Mardi Gras! Galveston Official Poster Contest

In honor of the 112th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston, Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. is bringing back the Official Poster Contest of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Artists from Galveston, surrounding areas, or past Galveston residents and lovers of the island are invited to submit their work. The winning poster will be reproduced as a commemorative poster to be released as part of ...

Parade Schedule 2025

Parade Schedule 2025

View the parades for Mardi Gras! Galveston. See the schedule for all of the parades. Register and get your Info Packets for the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade here and get the Golf Cart Parade Packet ...