Beaumont Mardi Gras
February 24-27, 2022
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas's Annual Mardi Gras Celebrations are held in downtown Beaumont. The festivities kick off downtown with lots of excitement, delicious Cajun food, live music, parades and of course, all the beads you could want!
Mardi Gras Parades and Carnival are typically family-friendly and events will take place in downtown Beaumont for three full days. In addition to the festivities, you don't want to miss the culinary event highlight of the season, the Texas Restaurant Association & Sabine Restaurant Association's Annual Taste of the Triangle. This all-inclusive, one-ticket-price event offers an opportunity to over-indulge in all things culinary and to keep the Mardi Gras celebrations going.
Entertainment and Activities
It's getting hot in hurr because this year's headliner is none other than musical superstar Nelly on Saturday, February 13, 2021. With dozens of chart topping singles, the infectious beats of E.I., Ride wit Me and Air Force Ones got stuck in your head and took you back to the heyday of '90s rap. More events and attractions will be announced soon -- stay tuned! Carnival rides and delicious food will be in abundance as well, so don't miss out on a good time.
Entry Fees and Admission
Concerts are included with the price of gate admission, and there are Fun Pass wristbands available for the carnival. You can buy tickets onsite, early at the Mardi Gras Store in Port Arthur, and online for an extra fee here. Children under 12: FREE
|4-Day Pass Admission to all 4 days of the Mardi Gras Festival||$40|
|Thursday General Admission (Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM)||$10|
|Friday General Admission (Hours: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM)||$15|
|Saturday General Admission (Hours: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM)||$15|
|Sunday General Admission (Hours: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM)||$10|
|Fun Pass, Carnival armband good for any 1 day of event at midway||$20|
Fun Pass Carnival armbands will be $25 sold on site, not purchased in advance.
Check Out Some of 2020's Highlights
We love a parade! If you've been curious about where Mardi Gras Southeast Texas will parade in Beaumont next month, check out the routes below. We hope to see you there!
Mardi Gras will take place in downtown Beaumont at the Event Centre but the parade route will go throughout downtown Beaumont. Starting at the Beaumont Civic Center to Main Street and then heading down to the Crockett Street Entertainment District, towards the Event Centre and comes down Laurel Avenue to end up back at the Beaumont Civic Center. This route offers multiple spots to catch beads at the Great Lawn, Crockett Street Entertainment District, Main Street, the Beautiful Mountain Skate Park and more.
If you are participating in the Munchkin or Umbrella Parade on Sunday, February 23, the walking route will be easy to maneuver. It starts on Crockett Street near the Rotary Playground, swings by the Great Lawn, then ends at the Lakeside Center. Join in on the fun and participate in the walking parades!
There will be no designating parking for Mardi Gras, but parking lots are located throughout downtown. Make sure to look for signage to ensure you are not on private property.
Road blocks will be located at the entrances of Mardi Gras at Neches Street, Archie Street and Magnolia Street around the Event Centre.
Take Part in a Parade
The Mardi Gras parades are a MUST, but did you know you and your family can participate too?
On Sunday, February 23, sign up your kids for the Munchkin Parade for free! The only thing the kids need is a costume (doesn’t have to be elaborate) and traditional Mardi Gras throws. Decorate and enter small wagons, strollers, etc.
If you are into decorating, then you need to enter into the Umbrella Brigrade Parade! Decorate your umbrella in traditional Mardi Gras Style, provided by Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, and get the chance to win $150 or $75 for the best-looking umbrella!
|Thursday, Feb. 20||Courir Du Mardi Gras Parade 6:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb. 21||
Golf Cart, ATV, 4-Wheeler Showcase Parade (Public Entry) - Advance registration required. No fees, Free. Application deadline and rules are all online. Line up at 5:00 pm at the Beaumont Civic Center Parking Lot.
Krewe of Krewes Parade 7:00 PM
|Saturday, Feb. 22||
2020 Moto Parade (Public Entry) Line up Beaumont Civic Center parking lot at 1:00pm. 4:00 PM
Motorcycle Showcase Parade (Public Entry) - Advanced registration required. No fee required. See online application for rules and deadlines. Line up at 3:00 at Beaumont Civic Center Parking Lot. 5:30 PM
Aurora Grand Parade 6:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 23,
Umbrella Brigade Parade (Public Entry) No fee required – Only requirement is an umbrella provided by MGSET and decorated by you! Participants must register to receive their free umbrella. One entry form per person required. All ages welcome with an umbrella. Umbrellas should be decorated in traditional Mardi Gras style. Registration is limited to 300 participants. Registration is at the Mardi Gras Store. 2:00 PM
Munckin Parade No fee required. Registration is limited to first 100 participants 4:00 PM