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Mardi Gras on the Texas Gulf Coast was greeted by perfect weather and attracted large crowds

These photos were taken in Galveston, Bolivar and Port Arthur.  Scroll down the page for the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras 2007. will document Mardi Gras on the Texas Gulf Coast through Fat Tuesday
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February 20, 2007 -- The Krewe of Aquarius Fat Tuesday Parade, the final parade of Mardi Gras! Galveston, attracted large family crowds to Downtown Galveston. More
February 18, 2007 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston sponsored two family-oriented parades on Sunday, the Ninth Annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade and the Galveston Firefighters Children's Parade. More
February 18, 2007 -- Mardi Gras on the Neches sponsored parades and entertainment on Crockett Street in Beaumont. Carl and Nettie Guidry spent Sunday afternoon on Crockett Street. More
February 17, 2007 -- The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade attracted large crowds to Seawall Boulevard, 25th Street and the Strand Entertainment District. Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade featured floats, Mummers, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. More and Larger Photos
February 17, 2007 -- Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is attracting large crowds to Procter Street in Port Arthur. More
February 17, 2007 -- Perfect weather attracted thousands of enthusiastic partiers to the Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment District operated by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Saturday afternoon. More
February 17, 2007 -- The Lighthouse Krewe of Bolivar Peninsula's Mardi Gras Parade attracted crowds to Highway 87 on Saturday. Photos were provided by the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More
February 16, 2007 -- Friday night events in the Strand Entertainment District included the Krew du Vroom Motorcycle Parade and the Krewe Babalu Second Annual “All Krewe Parade”. More
February 16, 2007 -- Mardi Gras activities are now fully underway on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Mardi Gras on the Neches on Crockett Street in Beaumont and Mardi Gras! Galveston will be joined by events in Kemah and the Bolivar Peninsula this weekend. More
February 12, 2007 -- Bob Shannon, Jr., Captain of the Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers, will be Parade Grand Marshall for the 9th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras Parade, this Sunday, February 18. More
February 11, 2007 -- The 21st Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People in the convention center at Moody Gardens provided a unique opportunity for people with disabilities and their families to take part in the spirit of Mardi Gras. Jim and Lynda Guidry visited with City Council Member Juan Pena, who also provided some of the photos, Galveston Independent School District Trustee Carol Greaney-Wurst, a volunteer at the event, and Jeri Hamachek, marketing and public relations manager for Moody Gardens. More Photos
February 11, 2007 -- The Krewe of Gambrinus "Spirit of New Orleans” Parade attracted thousands of spectators lining Seawall Boulevard to enjoy 15 sparkling, theme-decorated floats, 15 marching bands, thousands of beads and specially-minted doubloons. More Photos
February 10, 2007 -- Moderate sized crowds visited the Strand Entertainment District for free entertainment in Saengerfest Park and to catch beads thrown from balconies. Park Board of Trustees Executive Director Lou Muller said Mardi Gras! Galveston is off to a good start. More Photos
February 10, 2007 -- The Knights of Momus has crowned Fred C. Burns as King Frivolous XCII and Galvestonian Jennifer Leigh Worsham as Queen of Momus. More
February 10, 2007 -- For the first time in the history of Mardi Gras! Galveston there was a fire truck parade sponsored by the Galveston County Firefighters Association, featuring trucks from all of the volunteer and professional fire departments in Galveston County. The parade traveled on the Seawall from 14th Street to 61st Street. Sights and Sounds
February 10, 2007 -- Thousands of people lined Seawall Boulevard for the Mystic Krew of Aquarius Mardi Gras Parade, the first of the major parades of the Galveston Mardi Gras season. The colorful hour-and-a-half parade made its way from 14th Street to 59th Street featuring about 80 units, including spectacular floats and 20 high school marching bands and drill teams from southeast Texas. More
February 09, 2007 -- Members of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Aquarius turned out for a Den Party on the eve of the opening parade of the Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration. visited with Galveston Park Board of Trustees Mardi Gras Chair Michael Hightower, Galveston City Council Member Danny Weber, who is the ex-officio representative on the park board, and Johnny Lidstone, who has been a member of the Krewe of Aquarius since the beginning. More
February 09, 2007 -- Galveston City Council honored the various Krewes of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2007 at this week's regular meeting. More
February 09, 2007 -- The City of Galveston has published a news release detailing street closures and other Mardi Gras information. Release
February 03, 2007 -- Members of the Knights of Momus Mardi Gras Krewe gathered at a Den Party to preview the floats for the Grand Night Parade on Saturday, February 17. The parade, which is the largest of the festival, will feature floats, Philadelphia Mummers, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. Larger Photos and Interview

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