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Mardi Gras Houston

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 am UTC-6


dddYou asked for it!!!


JOIN THIS MOVEMENT and help plan what you want in a Mardi Gras event

Mardi Gras Houston 2019 (expanded event. planning addition of family friendly activities and PARADE for 2019)

Houston deserves a Mardi Gras event. We have a deep connection with our sister city New Orleans. There is no large event for Mardi Gras… until now. At the beginning of 2018, we asked a few friends a simple question. “What would you want in a Mardi Gras event here in Houston?”

The question was originally posted with no marketing budget or promotions. It was an honest question. The excitement was incredible.  Our friends shared the idea. Their friends shared it. It went viral. It was viewed by over 4,000,000 people. We tapped into something amazing. The result… Houstonians want a Mardi Gras Houston event. You want this. And you made your voice heard.

We continued to listen. And reach out to Houstonians who wanted to be involved with this Movement. We knew we only had about 20 days to plan something for 2018. So, Mardi Gras Houston was conceived and 2018 was Year Zero. We helped to organize a neighborhood block party which included 35 events in and around establishments all over Downtown. Each event as unique as the individual establishments. Beads, Costumes, Music and Entertainment throughout the district.

We also began to form the partnerships needed and speak with the organizations and governing powers who could help make something even bigger happen. Those conversations are the beginning of processes that take months of work and planning to accomplish some of the things you asked for. Months we did not have for 2018. But this is a Movement for an ongoing Mardi Gras in Houston. So, we are also looking to the future. We also began to look for sponsors. The things you asked for would take serious financial support. Many of you want a free event. Free and great can be achieved only with persistence, desire and time. We are up for the challenge.

Please continue to tell us what you want. We plan to make this a yearly event which will get better every year. So, your feedback is crucial. Downtown Houston is well on its way to becoming the true cultural heart of Houston. Houston deserves a Mardi Gras celebration. This will only happen with your continued support and enthusiasm. PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Our website includes contact sheets to request to become a volunteer, sponsor, committee member, join or form a krewe, be in the parade, be a vendor and media related items. The website will continue to expand.

This page which you are reading now for Mardi Gras Houston 2019 was posted on the eve of Mardi Gras 2018, so all the details of 2019 will be posted as they are finalized. To be the first to know mark going or interested on our Facebook event page and let us know you will be there by RSVPing on Eventbrite. That small gesture on your part tells us you are interested. And that we should spend the next year planning this event to be expanded, have a family friendly component and a parade.


Thank you so much for reading all of this. We are excited to celebrate with you!! Since you read this we think you have a strong interest in attending. Please consider sending a personal invite to one friend who you think would also love this event. At the end of the day, the most fun events are about the people who attend them. Bring us your most fun friend. We will do the same. We will all celebrate together!!!


Now that you are considering celebrating with us, here is some information you may find helpful.

Check downtownhouston.org/parking to help find parking spots.

PARKING: Due to Hurricane Harvey, many of the garages downtown are not available. Please consider taking the MetroRail, Uber, Lyft, Taxi or using PARK & RIDE for the celebration. Please look for emergency no parking signs before parking. Cars will be towed for security purposes. If you drive downtown, please use this website to locate a garage:http://www.downtownhoustonparking.org.

ATTIRE: This is Mardi Gras. Please dress accordingly. This is a chance to dress up in the spirit of the holiday. Many locations will have a dress code. Some will not. Ladies the best part about Downtown is how close all the venues are to each other. Wearing heels downtown is much easier than other neighborhoods. Each party may have individual requirements please contact the venue for more specific information.

This page is intended as an informational page. Registration not required to attend any individual event. Each event may have its own requirements.

Event details are subject to change. Our intent will be to only expand upon anything we post. However, there may be reasons that we must change details. We respect that it may affect you and our partners and will only do so if we feel it is necessary.

By registering we will inform you of updates to any events downtown as we see them. We will also inform you of other events happening Downtown in the future.

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March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm UTC-6
March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 am UTC-6
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Downtown Houston
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

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