Second weekend of Mardi Gras

Tannen Walther, 5, tries to catch beads thrown from a balcony party on The Strand during Mardi Gras 2019 in Galveston.

Galveston Island’s biggest celebration returns today with parades, music, art cars, zany golf carts, funky umbrellas and parties of every kind.

There’s something to do for everyone, and with this year’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for more than 30 concerts, 22 parades, 20 balcony parties and five elegant balls, there’s a lot of opportunity for things to go awry.

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(1) comment

AJ LeBlanc

If you happen to catch a particularly nice set of beads, place it over the head of someone standing near you who might not have many (or any). It just might make your day and theirs too. [smile]

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