Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball

Alton LaDay and Joy Sewing attend the Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party on March 1 in Galveston.

Photo by Leslie Ackerman

The final weekend of Mardi Gras included parades, balls and costumes.

We started the day at the San Luis Mardi Gras costume contest, headed downtown for the Knights of Momus parade and also got into some fun at the 30th annual Tremont House Ball, the ball that started it all for Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras wraps up Tuesday night with the Krewe of Aquarius' Fat Tuesday parade.

Thanks to our friend Chris Swanson at Firefox Pictures for providing us these video updates of the festivities.

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