Mardi Gras on Main

The 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main Street is coming back to once again teach La Porte what it means to have a good time. On Saturday, February 16, La Porte transforms into one of the best parties in Texas for a day of food, music, maybe a drink or three, and even fun activities for the kids. This year, La Porte is bringing out the biggest Second Line marching band Mardi Gras on Main has ever seen. Don’t miss it!

Mardi Gras takes place in downtown La Porte, just a short drive east of downtown Houston. La Porte’s bayside setting is the perfect atmosphere for a Mardi Gras party sure to please the whole family. Mardi Gras on Main festivities kick off around 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 16th. The Bayou City Brass Band, voted “the baddest band on the planet,” will kick things off first, followed by the best zydeco band in Houston, Keyun and the Zydeco Masters, taking the stage at 7:00 to crank the party up bayou-style.

Brigadoon Brewery will be on hand to keep everybody nice and hydrated with their craft beer tent. This year, the beer tent has been moved to a more festival-friendly location right in the middle of the action near the main stage where Houston-area beer, cider, wine, and margaritas can easily keep the party going.

There will be an umbrella parade joining the biggest Second Line La Porte has ever seen. If you want to be a part of the parade, grab an umbrella, some feathers, and your hot glue gun, then fill out the parade registration form found online.

Mardi Gras on Main will also feature a Mardis Gras market with vendors of all kinds. Of course, no Mardi Gras on Main is complete without a stellar line up of food trucks including Nom Mi Street, Kona Ice, Foreign Policy Food Truck, Iced Cupcakery, D’Lish Curbside, Tu-Go Kitchen, and Nola Poboys.

For the little ones, the event will also feature family-friendly entertainment including an alligator mega-slide, stilt walkers, a fire juggler, giant jesters, face painting, and a free kid’s craft zone.

Mardi Gras on Main takes place at Five Points Park, 201 S. Broadway, La Porte, Texas 77571 on Saturday, February 16 starting at 4:00 pm. Check Mardi Gras on Main’s Facebook event page for updates and details. Hotel information can be found at