Thousands of people will pack the downtown streets of Galveston Tuesday night for the last day of Mardi Gras celebrations and a grand Fat Tuesday finale.
Droves of Mardi Gras revelers have already turned out to the tourist island just in the past two weekends for one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S.
Though Mardi Gras is often celebrated through much of February, the holiday quite literally translates to Fat Tuesday- the final day of celebrations, and the last day to indulge before Lent, a six-week long season of fasting and prayer starting on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday around Houston.
- The Rustic’s Mardi Craw Party 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Rustic will observe Fat Tuesday with an all-day long crawfish boil and Mardi Gras-themed drinks. There will be a live musical performance from Javi Jay and The Bourbon Street Experience. You can also expect face painting, photo ops, beads and more. The event is free to attend.
- The Woodlands Children’s Museum Mardi Gras celebration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting Mardi Gras parades at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A Mardi Gras boogie bash will start at 11 a.m., and Montgomery Bakehouse will be serving up festive king cakes for attendees. The event is included in the price of admission, which is $9 for adults and children 1 year and older, according to the museum.
- Fat Tuesday at Galveston Arts Center 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Galveston Arts Center will host a Fat Tuesday celebration on The Strand Tuesday, a prime viewing location for the Mardi Gras! Galveston parade in the evening. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshing beverages, and a prime spot to witness the dazzling parade. The celebration is free to attend with a membership- starting at $55 per person.
- Fat Tuesday at Spring’s The Plaza 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The annual Fat Tuesday on The Plaza celebration in Spring kicks off at 6 p.m with live music, traditional King Cake from Common Bond Bistro & Bakery while supplies last and a Louisiana-style gumbo food truck. The event is free to attend.
- Mardi Gras! Galveston’s Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade 6:30 p.m.
A final Fat Tuesday celebration will close out Mardi Gras! Galveston. The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The all-Krewe parade will start off on 28th and Market Streets and end on 25th Street.
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