Tag: Mardi Gras

Galveston Island Mardi Gras 2019

Galveston College readies for Mardi Gras

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Galveston College students, faculty and staff will participate in the 33rd Annual Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras parade, which begins at 12 p.m. and runs from 57th and Seawall to the Strand Historic District.

Also on Saturday, students, faculty and staff will participate in the Krewe of Gambrinus’ 31st Annual King Gambrinus Lights Up the Night parade, which starts at 6 p.m. at 4500 Seawall Blvd. and proceeds downtown through the Strand Historic District.

Click here to view the parade route.

According to the City of Galveston, the island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, Feb. 14, and continues until Feb. 25, or Fat Tuesday. Both weekends are packed with parades, parties and, of course, beads.

The 10-day event is expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for masked balls, balcony parties, parades and concerts.

This island-style Mardi Gras has plenty of personality. There’s the classic revelry found in the heart of Galveston’s historic downtown district, where the bulk of festivities takes place, and also family-friendly events and parades along the Seawall.

To view the concert schedule, confirm parade routes and times, purchase tickets for ticketed events and venues, or to become a vendor, please visit the official Mardi Gras! Galveston website at http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/.

To view the complete list of Mardi Gras street closures, safety reminders and transportation information, visit the City of Galveston website here.

For more information on Galveston College’s participation in Mardi Gras activities, contact Associate Vice President for Student Services Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

Cupcake Mardi Gras with Financial Aid

The Galveston College Office of Financial Aid invites all students to Cupcake Mardi Gras on Tuesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby.

The Financial Aid staff will have information about the 2019-2020 FAFSA and other financial aid opportunities.



Mardi Gras Celebration

The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities will serve king cake in celebration of Mardi Gras on Feb. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium.

All students are invited.

Galveston College in Mardi Gras Parades

On Saturday, Feb. 23, make sure to watch Galveston College in the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras parade, which begins at 12 p.m. and runs from 57th and Seawall to the Strand District.

Also join the college for the Krewe of Gambrinus parade, which starts at 6 p.m. on Seawall Boulevard.

Galveston College students will be riding on the Dancing Queen and Dancing Queen II floats. With a ’60s theme, Galveston College will be “Making It Real Since 1967.”

For more information on participation, contact Cynthia Parra in the Office of Student Activities at cparra@gc.edu.

Mardi Gras Parades

Knights of Momus Grand Night ParadeGalveston College will be participating in two Mardi Gras Parades in a float designed and built by Houston artist, James Kanan.

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade
WHEN              Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 – 3pm
WHERE            57th & Seawall to The Strand District, Galveston, TX
DETAILS          The annual parade will feature 60 units lead by our 2018 King & Queen and Royal Court. The parade will feature 11 Aquarius floats and 15 marching Bands. The Krewe’s of Thalasar, Saints and Bacchus will parade with Aquarius.  The 32nd annual Aquarius Seawall parade will once again wind its way down the seawall to 25th street where it will turn to downtown for trip down Mechanic and Strand streets. For the most and best beads do not miss this parade. visit www.kreweofaquarius.org

Krewe of Gambrinus Parade
WHEN              Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6pm
WHERE            Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX
DETAILS          King Gambrinus throws a party for 300,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws. Searchlights will “Light Up the Night” as the parade processes down Seawall blvd from 57th Street to 25th Street (Rosenberg Avenue), then heads North on Rosenberg Avenue as Gambrinus Goes to Town in the fabulous Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment district. Mechanic Street and The Famous Strand will be packed with revelers who will enjoy the 12 Lighted Floats and Marching Bands as well as many other entries.

Please see the Mardi Gras Galveston website for parade route details.