Texarkana's 3rd annual Mardi Gras celebration is Feb. 7. The Krewe of Koinonia Mardi Gras parade and celebration will be at Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana. Here is the schedule of events.

Front Street Texarkana - 2015 Mardi Gras Theme
Front Street Texarkana - 2015 Mardi Gras Theme

The Mardi Gras celebration begins on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1pm with food and vendor sales at the many booths that will be set up in the plaza. The parade rolls at 3pm. This year's parade theme is The Roaring 20s.

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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