Mardi Gras Kick-Off Parade

On the First Saturday of Galveston Mardi Gras Season, this parade officially kicks-off Mardi Gras in Galveston. The parade is filled with spectacular floats, beads, doubloons, and marching bands. The noon parade begins at 57th and Seawall and heads east towards 25th street. The parade will travel down 25th street and enter the Entertainment District at 25th and Mechanic and circle around to the Strand. This is also the longest parade route of the Galveston Mardi Gras season.

Fat Tuesday Parade

The Fat Tuesday Parade is a Mardi Gras evening starting at 6:30pm and beginning at 28th and Market Street downtown. It makes its way through Postoffice Street and Strand historic district. This locals oriented parade gives the people of Galveston who have been busy during the Mardi Gras Season a chance to participate and observe some of the festivities they may have missed. Hence, We End What We Begin. This parade has floats from the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, many of the other local Krewes, marching bands, and dancing groups for this final celebration that closes out the Galveston Mardi Gras season.

Firefighters’ Childrens’ Parade

Each year, the Krewe of Aquarius enters floats in the Firefighters’ Childrens’ Parade to allow members’ children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to participate in the fun of Mardi Gras.  The children have fun throwing beads to an enthusiastic crowd in the downtown entertainment district.

4th of July Seawall Parade Krewes Participate

The Galveston 4th of July Seawall Parade is a beloved annual tradition, and the krewes that participate play a vital role in making it a success. Krewes are groups of volunteers who come together to create and decorate floats, walk in the parade, and throw candy and other beads to the crowd.

This year’s Seawall Parade will feature a variety of krewes, including:

  • Krewe Babalu
  • Firefighters Children’s Parade Krewe
  • Krewe of Aquarius
  • Marine Corps League
  • And many more!

Each krewe has its own unique theme and style, making the parade a visually stunning event. Some krewes focus on patriotic themes, while others choose more creative or humorous themes. But no matter what their theme is, all of the krewes share a passion for celebrating America’s birthday.

The Seawall Parade is a great way to show your patriotic spirit and support the Galveston community. So come out on July 4th and cheer on your favorite krewes!

Tips for Spectators

  • Arrive early to get a good spot along the parade route.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and water to stay hydrated.
  • Be prepared to cheer loudly!
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for children and pets.
  • Please dispose of trash properly.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Our Floats

The Krewe of Aquarius builds and decorates all of our floats. Each year, the floats are decorated to fit the theme selected by the Krewe members.

We currently own nine floats. The Signature float leads our parade each year. It is followed by the Royalty float and floats 1 to 7.