Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mardi Gras Parades for Kids

Pack up those Valentine decorations & roll out the purple, green & gold! It's time for Mardi Gras! YES, Galveston offers a family-friendly environment. My daughter loved it last year at almost a year old so we're heading back to the Island this weekend. So what are the best Mardi Gras activities?

High school kids and older will enjoy the festivities going on Saturday during the day. Catch beads, cups and more Mardi Gras treats. Live music fills the air & there's more fattening food than any carnival in the Galveston 2007 . Advance tickets are available at or $20 at the gate. Tickets required Noon-midnight.

Unless your kids are in college or older, I suggest they head home before the night parades -- only because there is a lot of drinking.

For your younger crowd:
Sun, 2/18/07 at 1 pm: The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras Parade (Parade of the Animals) is purrrfect. Families can bring all types of pets from cats and dogs to ferrets and iguanas. The parade route runs along 25th Street from Avenue M to Santa Fe Place.

Sun, 2/18/07 at 2 pm: The Mardi Gras Children’s Parade follows the same route as the Parade of the Animals and is a great follow-up for kids. It includes familiar cartoon animals and giveaways ranging from beads to stuffed animals and kid-sized cups.

On Sunday, there's FREE Admission! Let the good times roll!

Until the next nap time...