February 20, 2020
Gates Open at 5:00 PM & Close at 10:00 PM
6:00 PM – Lamar State College Port Arthur Parade
The Lamar State College / Chicken Parade is sponsored by LSCPA. It starts with a toss of the chicken and the chase of the chicken (no animals are hurt) and is a public entry parade. Kids, families, friends are all invited. No registration required, just show with your favorite float, lowboy, wagon or walk the parade route, get in line and join the parade Traditional Mardi Gras throws are required – no candy. To see about participating call 721-8717 for information.
February 21, 2020
Gates Open at 6:00 PM & Close at 12:00 AM
7:00 PM – Golf Cart and ATV Parade
7:00 PM – Valero Krewe of Krewes Parade
The Krewe of Krewes Parade sponsored by Valero, Port Arthur Refinery is limited to area Krewes affiliated with Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, Inc. Registration deadline for forming a Krewe is October 1 of each year. To see about forming a Krewe call 721-8717. Parade participants must be 18 years or older.
February 22. 2020
Gates Open at 12:00 PM & Close at 12:00 PM and KIDS ZONE OPEN 12:00 PM CLOSES 6:00 PM
2:00 PM – Krewes Royalty March (inside festival grounds)
A walking parade featuring Krewe Royalty from local Krewes. Experience the beauty and sparkle of traditional mardi gras costumes.
5:30 PM – Motorcycle Showcase Parade
Registration required, call 721-8717 or mardigras.portarthur.com. Must be 18 years or older
6:00 PM – Total Krewe of Aurora Grand Parade
The Majestic Krewe of Aurora and sponsors Grand Parade features 25 large floats fully decorated with Icons, lights and music, tossing traditional mardi gras throws. Krewe membership is available, join and ride with the founding Krewe of Mardi Gras Southeast Texas. Sponsorship opportunities available, please call 409-721-8717.
February 23, 2020
Gates Open at 12:00 PM & Close at 8:00 PM and KIDS ZONE OPEN 12:00 PM CLOSES 6:00 PM
2:00 PM – Umbrella Brigade Parade (inside festival grounds) Pick up your free umbrella at the Mardi Gras Store, 3830 Hwy 365, Port Arthur, decorate it purple, green and gold. Cash prizes and trophies. (NO FEE, registration & decorated umbrella required, call 721-8717 or mardigras.setx.com) Deadline for entry is 2/10/2020.
3:00 PM – Munchkin Parade (inside festival grounds) A children’s parade, age 3-10 yrs old, participants should be costumed (need not be elaborate, past halloween, dance outfits, mardi gras attire). Traditional Mardi Gras throws required, No candy permitted. Participants may decorate and enter small wagons, strollers, push carts and battery powered vehicles. (NO FEE, registration required, call 721-8717 or mardi gras.setx.com) Deadline for entry is 2/10/2020.
4:00 PM – Motor Parade
A public entry parade. Floats available for rent but not required. Trucks, lowboys, etc, welcome. Proof of vehicle insurance in accordance with state law, $300,000 minimum coverage required. Sufficient traditional mardi gras throws required for a 2 mile parade – No candy permitted. Maximum height clearance is 16 ft. Float walkers required, minimum of 6 per float, must be 14 yrs or age or older to handle the crowd. (Registration required, call 721-8717 or mardigras.setx.com) Deadline is 2/10/2020. $150 entry fee – non refundable.