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The 4th Annual Mardi Gras on Main Street is coming back to La Porte!  Make plans to join us on Saturday, February 16 for live music by the Mambo Jazz Kings, the best craft beer garden in the area, crawfish, food trucks, free kid's entertainment, Mardi Gras market, and much more!

NEW THIS YEAR!  MARCH TO MARDI GRAS...  This will be the biggest Second Line La Porte has ever seen.  Get out your glue guns and feathers and let’s see what team has the best umbrellas.

Planning on participating in the fun and not looking to drive home after? Excellent! Make sure you check out all of our hotels available here in La Porte. 

Stay tuned for more details and join us on Facebook for updates! 


Live Music:

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble will be kicking-off the party at the 4th Annual Mardi Gras on Main in La Porte, TX. All the way from Louisiana, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble has played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret, RI, the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, and Jazz Fest in New Orleans. His music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to all music lovers. Make sure to get your seats early – they will be taking the stage at 4:00PM!

The Mambo Jazz Kings, have been entertaining audiences both young and old from stages of concerts, festivals, and night clubs.  Nine fantastic guys and one exciting lady take the stage every night.  The band has an outstanding rhythm section, a powerful horn ensemble, and three vocalists that will keep you moving until the very end! Stick around after Curley Taylor - The Mambo Jazz Kings will take the stage at 7:00PM! 


Our Craft Beer Garden:

Brigadoon Brewery is putting together an out of the park lineup for our craft beer garden at this event!  

Participating Breweries:
Back Pew
Buffalo Bayou Brewing
Cyclers
Eurika Heights
Galveston Island Brewing Co.
Karbach Brewery
Lone Pint
No Label
Saint Arnolds
Saloon Door Brewing
Southern Star 

Don't miss the VIP Tasting Session!  The VIP package is from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  This is your chance to sample local breweries beers and talk directly to the brewers and their representatives before the event opens to the public.  The VIP package includes: 

  • Private Access to Craft Beer Tent from 3pm - 4pm

  • Eight (8) Sample Drink Tickets

  • Souvenir Sample Glass

  • Souvenir Mardi Gras Beads

Early Bird VIP Ticket | $35.00 | Available until January 31
VIP Package |  $40.00 | If Available
Onsite VIP Package |  $45.00 | If Available

Designated Driver Package | $5.00 

  • Private Access to Craft Beer Tent from 3pm - 4pm

  • Two (2) Non-Alcoholic Drink Tickets

  • Souvenir Mardi Gras Beads

Only 100 VIP Tickets will be sold.  Get yours today!  


NEW March to Mardi Gras | Umbrella Parade: 

Register to participate in the inaugural March to Mardi Gras!  Help us commence the celebrations with a grand introduction to Mardi Gras with the biggest Second Line La Porte has ever seen.   Everyone is welcome to participate.  We encourage friends, organizations, businesses, and individuals to join in the fun!  All you need is your very own umbrella – decorated of course. 

CLICK HERE to download a registraion form.  


Mardi Gras Games: 

We are so excited to announce the inaugural Mardi Gras Games! Grab your co-workers and friends, select a team captain, and "laissez les bon temps rouler.” Now let’s get started…

Eligibility:
We welcome corporate teams, organizations, friend groups or even strangers! Just get a group together. Here are the qualifications:
• All team members must be 21 years of age by February 17, 2018.
• Each team member must compete in at least one of the events.
• Must have a minimum of five (5) players or a maximum of ten (10) players on each team.

Registration & Fees:
The team captain is responsible for registering the team. Registration is available online at goo.gl/nNceFV and must be complete by Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:00PM. Registration includes team participation in 6 team challenges, 10x10 tent space on Broadway for a break area (teams must provide tent), and 2 drink tickets per team member.
Please Note: We are limited to 21 teams, so don't wait! Team registration fee is $250.

Team Packet Pickup:
Team Packet pickup will be available on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Recreation & Fitness Center from 8:00AM-9:00PM, as well as on game day, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:30PM during check-in.

Awards:
Awards will be given to the overall winner in each team challenge. In addition, overall prizes will be awarded for first through third place teams.


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Mardi Gras Market: 

Interested in becoming a vendor for the Mardi Gras market?  We welcome handmade arts and crafts, specialty foods, and more!  Remember - it's Mardi Gras so have fun with it!  Please Note:  Direct sales vendors are limited to one (1) representative per franchise.  Vendor space is available on a first come first serve basis, so register today. 

CLICK HERE to download the registration form.  

 


Food Truck Line-up:  

Who doesn't love a great food truck? We have several coming and their menus will be Mardi Gras themed! We will also have a snow cone truck, and with fingers crossed, a King Cake vendor! More to come but so far we have:

 


Other Entertainment:

From stilt walkers, to unicyclist, to the King & Queen we have lots of street entertainers coming to bring the party to La Porte!

  • Alligator Mega Slide

  • Aqua Twist Slide

  • Mardi Gras Themed Stilt Walkers

  • Face Painting

  • Balloonists

  • King & Queen Jester

  • Darryl the Juggler

  • Kid's Craft Zone


Volunteers:

Fill out my online form.

For questions concerning Mardi Gras on Main, please email events@laportetx.gov.  

City Of La Porte Texas | 604 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 USA | 281-470-5017 | hefnerj@laportetx.gov