Mardi Gras Weekend Events in Crystal Beach, Texas

Mardi Gras Weekend in Crystal Beach, Texas has grown to not just one event, the Parade by the Lighthouse Krewe. Now there’s several events all built around family and friends. All the fun starts at 8am with the Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run at Festival Park, then at 10am the gates open at The Pavilion @ Festival Park for the Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras Market full of Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Furniture and more. The Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras Market opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. A great time to shop under cover no matter the weather conditions.

Don’t worry about missing out on the Mardi Gras Parade by The Lighthouse Crew which starts just west of Jose’s and travels down Hwy 87 to Gregory Park. It will pass by Festival Park and the Pavilion so all the runners/families and shoppers can enjoy this family Mardi Gras Parade full of floats, Golf Carts, Trailers, Boats and more decorated out to the Mardi Gras theme. We have plenty of parking at Festival Park for those wanting to enjoy the Mardi Gras Parade and plenty of Hwy to Coastal Distance while watching the parade and collecting beads and goodies.

5K Fun Run

Bolivar Peninsula Tourism and Visitors Center is happy to be working with ITri Events bringing the Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run to Crystal Beach, Texas. The Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run takes place at Festival Park, 1605 Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, Texas and starts at 8am, awards to follow around 9:15am. Once the 5K Fun Run is over, enjoy Shopping at the Mardi Gras Market at the Festival Park, gates open at 10am and the Mardi Gras Parade will pass Festival Park at about 12:15pm.

Mardi Gras Market

The Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras Market is a shoppers paradise during Mardi Gras Weekend in Crystal Beach, Texas. The Mardi Gras Market is located at the Pavilion @ Festival Park and consists of Booths full of Crafts, Arts, Clothing, Furniture, Jewelry, and more.

Mardi Gras Parade

The 2021 Mardi Gras Parade is brought to you by, The Lighthouse Krewe on Bolivar Peninsula. This family and friends parade is one for the whole family. Enjoy watching it from Festival Park where we also have the Mardi Gras Carnival, Market, and the 5K Fun Run. The Remax Skydive team will also be jumping into Festival Park to kick iff the parade at 11:20am.

Bolivar LIVE Mardi Gras Market has limited booth space covered under the pavilion 10x10 booth space, booths are $50, for information and to book your booth, contact the Bolivar Peninsula Tourism and Visitors Center, Cathie at (4090 684-6231, Monday thru Friday, 10am-4pm or by email at, cathie@coastaloutdoorsgroup.com

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