Save the Date!
Saturday, February 15th • 2020

Join the fun for the 109th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston! We call it “the best day ever”!!  When you participate in the Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K, you receive a festival shirt, Mardi Gras themed gift, general admission, balcony party access & free libations!

Jolly Registration Includes
  • 5K Run Registration w/ bib
  • Balcony Party Ticket for access on Friday, Feb 14th 5pm-1am
  • Super fun festival T-shirt
  • Mardi Gras themed item* (first 150 registrations)
  • 1 FREE libation at the Friday Packet Pick Up at the Balcony Party for those 21+
  • 2 FREE libations Saturday post run at the finish line
  • General Admission access to Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment District on Feb 14 & Feb 15
  • View of 7 parades! Including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Fri. Feb 14, & Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade & Krewe of Gambrinus Parade Sat. Feb 15
Jester Registration Includes
  • 5K Run Registration w/ bib
  • Balcony Party Ticket for Friday, Feb 14th 5pm-1am
  • All Day Balcony Party ticket for Saturday, Feb 15th 12pm-1am
  • Super fun festival T-shirt
  • Mardi Gras themed item* (first 150 registrations)
  • 1 FREE libation at the Friday Packet Pick Up at the Balcony Party for those 21+
  • 2 FREE libations Saturday post run at the finish line
  • General Admission access to Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment District on Feb 14 & Feb 15
  • View of 7 parades! Including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Fri. Feb 14, & Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade & Krewe of Gambrinus Parade Sat. Feb 15
*T-shirt(s) cannot be guaranteed for registrations after Feb. 10

Event Schedule

Friday, February14, 2020
5:00pm-8:00pm: Packet Pickup- (inside Balcony Party in Entertainment District)
  • 7:00pm: George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade
  • 8:30pm: Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
  • 10:00pm: Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade
Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • 9:30am: Check-in/Registration Opens- 23rd & Mechanic St.
  • 10:45am: Stretch/Warm up!
  • 10:55am: Runners line up at the Start- 24th & Mechanic St.
  • 11:00am: 5K RACE TIME
  • 12:00pm: Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade (in the district by 12:30pm)
  • 1:00pm: 9th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade
  • 3:00pm: Krewe de iHeart Parade & Art Car
  • 6:00pm: Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
Start/Finish & Route:

The Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K will start in the heart of Mardi Gras! Galveston’s Entertainment district under the famous Mardi Gras! Arch on 24th & Mechanic. Runners/walkers will “jaunt” 4 loops around the inside of the Entertainment District for an unforgettable 5K experience!