Join us again for great fun on the Seawall watching the Mardi Gras Parade. Bring your families and join in the fun.
If you want to park at our place (potty break) and carpool, just email me. We will leave our house about 3:30.
We will meet in the lobby at the Hotel Galvez at 4:00 and walk to eat about 4:15. Park in the back or on surrounding streets, but watch for tow zones and do not park on the Seawall. There is a bar in the lobby and clean bathrooms. Within walking distance are Miller's, Fish Place, Bubba Gump's and Saltgrass. Nobody is taking reservations at this time. The hotel restaurant opens at 5:00. Miller's is probably the best bet for getting seating, but who knows?
For late arrivers, we usually watch the parade from the Seawall just down from the hotel.
Bring your cooler, chairs, blankets whatever. Just remember that there is no glass on the Seawall.
6:30pm- Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade - Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade will feature floats, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. Parade starts at 19th and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 21st Street, left on 21st to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum.
We usually go back to the hotel for a bit while they open the streets back up.
For those wanting to go down to the Strand, you might condsider going earlier in the day. There are parades, bands, beads and tons of fun! Check out the website for times and charges. There is a charge to enter the Strand area and parking is at a premium. It is possible to watch the parade on the Seawall, drive to the Strand area and watch it again.