The Krewe of Koinonia Mardi Gras parade will roll this Saturday at 3 p.m. and beads will be thrown along the entire parade route. This year's parade theme is The Roaring 20s.

Texarkana's 3rd annual Mardi Gras celebration is Saturday, Feb. 7. The fun will take place at Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana. Vendor booths will open at 1 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Kids’ activities include:

  • kids’ train
  • carnival games
  • face painting
  • bungee bouncing
  • inflatable slide
  • rock climbing wall
  • bounce houses
  • mechanical bull

Vendors include:

  • crawfish
  • gumbo
  • Philly cheesesteak
  • blooming onions
  • burgers, hot dogs and corndogs
  • frozen yogurt
  • brisket tacos
  • hot wings
  • kettle corn
  • fried pies
  • peanut patties


  • Riverbilly concert
  • Grand parade
  • kids and pet parade
  • plenty of food and retail vendors

Timeline for events:

  • 12:30—Grand parade lineup begins
  • 1:00—Vendor area and kids’ activities open
  • 1:45—Kids and pet parade lineup begins (Front and Olive streets)
  • 2:00—Grand parade judging begins
  • 2:15—Kids and pets parade begins
  • 3:00—Grand parade begins
  • 4:30 (apx)—Riverbilly concert begins (immediately following parade)

FREE parking! FREE admission!

For more information visit Front Street Texarkana on Facebook.

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