PARADE SCHEDULE

Feb 23-26, 2017

Thursday
February 23

Gates Open at 5:00 PM & Close at 10:00 PM

6:00 PM – Lamar State College Port Arthur Parade
Starts at Carl Parker Center, Line up at 4 PM, public welcome.  No fee – No registration required.  Join us for the first parade of Mardi Gras Southeast Texas which begins in the Carl Parker Center parking lot with the toss of the Chicken !  Live music and tallgating, join in the fun.  Lowboys, golf carts, wagons, floats, etc.  all welcome.  Parade travels out to Procter street and goes through the Mardi Gras Grounds to Houston Ave.  See ya on Procter street !!

 

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Friday
February 24

Gates Open at 6:00 PM & Close at 1:00 AM

7:00 PM – Golf Cart and ATV Parade
7:00 PM – Valero Krewe of Krewes Parade

Starts at Rosehill/Seawall, travels down Procter Street ending at
Houston Ave. The Krewe of Krewes Parade sponsored by Valero, Port Arthur Refinery is limited to area Krewes affiliated with Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, Inc.  Registration deadline for forming a Krewe is October 1 of each year.  To see about forming a Krewe call 721-8717. Parade participants must be 18 years or older.

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Saturday
February 25

Gates Open at 12:00 PM & Close at 1:00 AM

KIDS ZONE  OPEN 12:00 PM CLOSES 6:00 PM
SPONSORED BY NEIGHBORS EMERGENCY CENTER

2:00 PM – Krewes Royalty March (inside festival grounds)
Starts on Atlanta Ave, travels down Procter Street ending at Austin Ave.  A five block, walking parade featuring Krewe Royalty from local Krewes.  Experience the beauty and sparkle of traditional mardi gras attire.
5:30 PM – Motorcycle Showcase Parade
Starts at Rosehill/Seawall, travels down Procter Street ending at Houston Ave.
Registration required, call 721-8717 or mardigras.portarthur.com.  Must be 18 years or older
6:00 PM – Total Krewe of Aurora Grand Parade
Starts at Rosehill/Seawall, travels down Procter Street ending at Houston Ave.  The Majestic Krewe of Aurora and sponsors Grand Parade features 25 large floats fully decorated with Icons, lights and music, tossing traditional mardi gras throws.  Krewe membership is available, join and ride with the founding Krewe of Mardi Gras Southeast Texas.  Sponsorship opportunities available also, please  call 409-721-8717.

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Sunday
February 26

Gates Open at 12:00 PM & Close at 8:00 PM
KIDS ZONE  OPEN 12:00 PM CLOSES 6:00 PM
SPONSORED BY NEIGHBORS EMERGENCY CENTER

2:00 PM – Umbrella Brigade Parade (inside festival grounds) Starts on Atlanta Ave, travels down Procter ending at Main Stage for judging. Pick up your free umbrella at the Mardi Gras Store, 3830 Hwy 365, Port Arthur, decorate it purple, green and gold.  Cash prizes and trophies.  (NO FEE, registration & decorated umbrella required, call 721-8717 or mardi gras.portarthur.com) Deadline for entry is 2/15/17.

3:00 PM – Munchkin Parade (inside festival grounds) Starts on Atlanta Ave, travels down Procter Street ending at Austin Ave.  A children’s parade, age 3-10 yrs old, participants should be costumed (need not be elaborate, past halloween, dance outfits, mardi gras attire).  Traditional Mardi Gras throws required, No candy permitted.  Participants may decorate and enter small wagons, strollers, push carts and battery powered vehicles.  (NO FEE, registration required, call 721-8717 or mardi gras.portarthur.com) Deadline for entry is 2/15/17.

 

4:00 PM – Motor Parade
Starts at Rosehill/Seawall, travels down Procter Street ending at Houston Ave.
A public entry parade.  Floats available for rent but not required.  Trucks, lowboys, etc, welcome. Proof of vehicle insurance in accordance with state law, $300,000 minimum coverage required.  Sufficient traditional mardi gras throws required for a 2 mile parade – No candy permitted.  Maximum height clearance is 16 ft.  Float walkers required, minimum of 6 per float, must be 14 yrs or age or older to handle the crowd.  (Registration required, call 721-8717 or mardigras.portarthur.com)  Deadline is 2/15/17.  $150 entry fee – non refundable.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Mardi Gras Parades.  Join a Krewe and ride or register for the Sunday Motor Parade.  Have a Golf Cart, ATV or Motorcycle ? Well, we have a parade for you !