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Mardi Gras Travel Tips

Enjoy Mardi Gras! Galveston is fun, safe and easy. Hotel Galvez & Spa is located within walking distance to several parades and processions and a convenient shuttle can transport you to the Mardi Gras Uptown Entertainment District.
 

Local Deals

Hotel Galvez & Spa is offering a Mardi Gras Package on both weekends of Mardi Gras. Offer Includes:
  • Deluxe accommodations at the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa
  • Complimentary transportation to and from the Uptown Entertainment District
  • Complimentary breakfast for two each morning
  • Two tickets to the Uptown Entertainment District
  • Promo Rate Plan: PKGMGP
 
 
 
Available Feb. 17-19 & Feb. 24-26, 2016
Note: Please enter Feb. 17 for check-in and Feb. 19 for check-out or Feb. 24 to Feb. 26 for appropriate package pricing. And, confirm Promo Code: PKGMGP is the applied code.

Parades & Processions

The majority of the parades and processions take place in the Uptown Entertainment District. Hotel Galvez guests can take advantage of the City shuttle to the district to catch the parades. If you purchase the Mardi Gras package, make sure to check on your tickets to the Uptown Entertainment Distict.
 

Friday, February 17

Party Gras! Procession
5 p.m. - Downtown Route


George P. Mitchell Parade

7 p.m. - Downtown Route

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade

8 p.m. - Downtown Route

Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade

10 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
 

Saturday, February 18

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade

12 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)


6th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade

1 p.m. - Downtown Route

Krewe d'IHeartMedia Parade

3 p.m. - Downtown Route


Krewe of Gambrinus Parade

6 p.m. - Crosstown Route (travels down 25th Street to Downtown)
 
 

Sunday, February 19

Fiesta Gras Parade Uno

1 p.m. - Downtown Route


Fiesta Gras Parade Dos

2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route

Fiesta Gras Parade Tres

3 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
 

Friday, February 24

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade

7 p.m. - Downtown Route


Krewe of Babalu 12th Annual "All Krewe" Parade

8 p.m. - Downtown Route

Krewe de Yaga's Parade

9:30 p.m. - Downtown Route
 
 

Saturday, February 25

Krewe d'Espirit Rosaire Parade

11 a.m. - see route at www.mardigrasgalveston.com


​​​​​​​Krewe of Who's Processional & Z Krewe 23rd Annual Processional

1 p.m. - Downtown Route


Mardi Gras King's Parade

2:30 p.m. - Downtown Route

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade

4:30 p.m. - Downtown Route


Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade

6:30 p.m. - Begins at 23rd & Seawall to 25th, then follows Downtown Route
 
 

Sunday, February 26

Shriner's Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade
12 p.m. - Downtown Route

​​​​​​​Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade

1:30 p.m. - Pier 21 west on Strand toward 25th, turnaround at 25th and east on Strand, ending at 21st and Strand.

Mardi Gras Children's Parade

3 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand
 
 

Tuesday, February 28

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Fat Tuesday Parade

6:30 p.m. - Fat Tuesday Route: 25th & Postoffice, east to 19th to Strand, ending at 25th & Strand

Mardi Gras Events

Balcony Parties are scheduled on both weekends of the festivities and require a ticket. Visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com to purchase tickets.
 
Live Music is scheduled on both weekends of Mardi Gras and tickets are required to enter the Uptown Entertainment District. For a complete schedule of bands, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. Tickets to the Uptown Entertainment District are included in the Hotel Galvez Mardi Gras package.
 

Sundays, February 12, 19, 26

Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez

Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez is considered one of the Top 100 Brunches in the US by Open Table users and is a "must" for the weekend. Sunday Brunch features a huge seafood display, made-to-order-omelets, waffle station, pasta bar, carving station with two options, an array of sides and entrees as well as a hallway full of desserts. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145.


Sundays, February 18
jolly Jester Jaunt 5k/10K

ALL runners receive access to all the Mardi Gras festivities in the Entertainment District - headline concerts on 2 stages, 4 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus parades and more! For information, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com
 
Happy Mardi Gras!
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