Fat Tuesday - 9th February 2016

The parade rolled through downtown Galveston in the final hours of the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration.

This all Krewe event featured 8 marching bands...

and the Krewe's of Aquarius, Gambrinus, Momus, Babalu, ZKrewe, Thalasar, Lighthouse

NOTE: Galveston Mardi Gras is the 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the USA  (The largest, of course is in New Orleans)

The parade route on Galveston Island


The parade was in the downtown area (see yellow area on map above)


The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge (or causeway)...

and is 1 1/4 hour's drive from Sugar Land via the freeways and Interstate 45





Mad Dod & Doggie Style arrive early to find parking near the parade route



The coffee house on Post Office street (Near intersection with Moody Avenue),,,

with good coffee and a good view of the parade

As the floats roll by, strings of beads are thrown out to the spectators

and the idea is that one catches as many as possible

The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius floats

















High School marching bands








Decorated golf carts













The Constable of Galveston and the Paddy Wagon float












Doggy Style adds another string to her collection








The Houston Brewery of Saint Arnold's colourful float














Doggy Style with her growing collection





As the parade ends...



And later, back home...

Mad Dog and Doggie Style's collection of beads from the parade.

No fee is charged for the beads or to watch the parade. Amazing!




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