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Jim Guidry Commentaries
Mardi Gras 2012
Mardi Gras! Galveston
by Jim Guidry
Thursday, February 09, 2012
There will be two Mardi Gras Parades on Galveston's Seawall this Saturday.
The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 25th annual Mardi Gras Kick off Parade - "We have come a long way baby!" will feature over 80 units including 20 high school marching bands.
"The colorful pageantry of the popular parade will spotlight 160 costumed Krewe members and the regal Aquarius royal court," said a news release. "Participating Krewes will be Thalasar, Bacchus of Texas, Krewe DuLac and Krewe of Boudreaux."
The parade, which begins at noon, will begin at 14th Street and will extend to 59th.
6 p.m., the Krewe of Gambrinus Parade will traverse the Seawall from
from 23rd St. to Central City Boulevard.
King Gambrinus throws a party for 200,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws and a fantastic fireworks display," said the official announcement.
There also will be parades and live entertainment in the Downtown Entertainment District.
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