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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade. Image Credit: VisitGalveston.com

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (February 25 – February 27): Matt Stell at Mardi Gras Galveston, Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade, Family Gras! Concert: The Bilge Pumps and lots more!

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Friday

Pirates and Parrots Mardi Gras Galveston Krewe Babalu

What: Mardi Gras festivities continue into this weekend too and you can attend another awesome parade, this one directed towards funding the Texas rainforest. The parade will begin staging in the evening next to the Galveston Railroad Museum on Santa Fe. Make sure you come with a large quantity of beads for this pirate-y celebration.
When: 25 February 2022 | 6:00 pm
Where: Strand Historic District, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: General admission tickets start at $16

Matt Stell at Mardi Gras Galveston

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What: Come and attend a performance by the singer, guitarist and songwriter Matt Stell at the 2022 edition of Mardi Gras! Known for his massive hit Prayed for You, the artist has become a popular icon over the last few years and this is your chance to hear him live!
When: 25 February 2022 | 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: General admission tickets start at $16

Krewe Babalu Balcony Party 2/25

What: Get the best view of the Mardi Gras parades and festivities at this awesome balcony party! Your ticket to the party gets you an entry into the Entertainment District, a balcony, of course and music and a full cash bar! Make sure you get your ticket soon because its going to be a busy party weekend!
When: 25 February 2022 | 5:00 pm
Where: 2228 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550 
How much: $57.25

Best Events & Activities in Galveston This Weekend – Saturday

Beads & Bark in the Park

What: Bring the kids, your friends and also your furry pets to this Mardi Gras festivity which offers food trucks, a pet costume contest, kids krewe parade, live music, crafts and a host of other activities for a perfect outdoorsy weekend. Dress your pets in their fancy best and celebrate Mardi Gras in the most pawsome way!
When: 26 February 2022 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: League Park | 512 2nd Street, League City, TX 77573
How much: Free admission

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade

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Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade

What: Witness a grand spectacle of Galveston’s oldest Krewe parades floating down from 25th Street around the Entertainment District. It is a ginormous carnival featuring a magnificent fleet of colorful floats, marching bands from all across the state, numerous dignitaries and so much more!
When: 26 February 2022 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 601 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: General admission tickets start at $16

Post Valentines, The Mardi Gras edition

What: Come and attend a burlesque circus speakeasy cabaret and celebrate Mardi Gras-style at this signature, edgy show with a complete cabaret-style setting. Costumes are encouraged so make sure you come dressed up as angels, Cupid or other Mardi Gras-themed dresses! Masks, the creative kind, are welcome!
When: 26 February 2022 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 1805 Market Street Rear, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Tickets start at $40

Live Music: Piano Lounge with Thomas Cokinos

What: If you want to take a break from the Mardi Gras festivities, check out the weekly musical evenings at the Piano Lounge, this time featuring Thomas Cokinos. Sing along to some of the tunes the artist plays at this charming Galveston space and spend a relaxing and refreshing weekend out on its courtyard patio.
When: 26 February 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station Piano Bar | 1706 23rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Sunday 

Galveston Historical Foundation: Mardi Gras History at the 1838 Menard House

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Image courtesy: Galveston Historical Foundation

What: The first Mardi Gras ball was hosted in Galveston in 1838 forging history on this island town. Join a guided tour of the historic spot to learn more about the festivities of that night and how the much-loved Mardi Gras tradition kicked off in Galveston after this party!
When: 27 February 2022 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Menard House | 1605 33rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $20

Family Gras! Concert: The Bilge Pumps

What: Come with the family in tow at this concert featuring the pirate group The Bilge Pumps based in Dallas whose performances are a mix of sea songs, shanties and Celtic music clubbed with a huge dose of silly comedy. The perfect Family Gras concert for adults and kids, this is definitely a can’t miss.
When: 27 February 2022 | 12:00 pm
Where: 502, 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: General admission tickets start at $16

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade

things to do in Galveston Barkus and Meoux

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade

What: Yet another event celebrating your furry friends is a full-blown Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade which was in fact launched because of the local community’s desire to involve their pets in the season’s festivities. So come with your pet and check out the parade which features the Elite Pet Owner in the lead, a title awarded at the annual Paws Gala.
When: 27 February 2022 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: 601 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: General admission tickets start at $16

 

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