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Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am

man riding float in parade

Get Ready to Party

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas will feature two big celebrities from Port Arthur:  DeAndre Nico, the Port Arthur singer whose spiritual voice wowed fans of “The Voice,” will perform at Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas. NFL running back Jamaal Charles will serve as the grand marshal of the Total Krewe of Aurora Grand Parade.

Color Me Carnival

A new zydeco stage will bring more performances to the festival weekend where the good times roll. The Woodland String Band mummers from Philadelphia will return to the festival.

Lighted night parades, elaborate costumes, Texas Country, Zydeco Cajun and Latino performers, a state fair quality carnival, vendors and street food make this family event an anticipated time in Port Arthur. Join in and catch some beads.

Jamaal Charles

A graduate of Port Arthur Memorial High School, Charles took his athletic talents and catapulted himself onto the national stage as a record-breaking NFL running back. Charles spent the nine seasons with Kansas City. In 2014 he went to Denver and finally landed in Jacksonville in 2018 where he played two games. He remains an unsigned free agent heading into the 2019 season

Saturday’s parade schedule:

  • 2 p.m. – Krewes Royalty March, inside gates
  • 5:30 p.m. – Motorcycle Showcase Parade from Rosehill/Seawall to Houston Avenue
  • 6 p.m. – Total Krewe of Aurora Grand Parade will begin at Rosehill/Seawall and proceed through gates. With Jamaal Charles as grand marshal on the Lamar State College-Port Arthur float.

Entertainment Schedule:

Main Stage:

Saturday, March 2

  • 2 p.m. – DeAndre Nico, from “The Voice”
  • 6 p.m. – Jeremy Fruge & The Zydeco Hotboyz
  • 9 p.m. – Dr. Zog Band
  • 11 p.m. – Frank Foster

Green Stage:

  • Noon – Impact
  • 3 p.m. – Shon Branham
  • 8:30 p.m. – To Whom it May
  • 10 p.m. – Angel Siren

Zydeco Stage: 

  • 3 p.m. – Platinum Players
  • 6 p.m. – LT & The Zydeco Mob
  • 9 p.m. – Joey Greer
  • 10 p.m. – Marcus Ardoin & The Zydeco Legendz
  • Museum of the Gulf Coast will be an entry point for the festival. Get tickets online or call (409) 721-8717. This is also the contact for the Mardi Gras Store.


March 2, 2019
11:00 am
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