Rain or shine: The party continues in Galveston for Mardi Gras

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Officials watching the weather for Mardi Gras in Galveston. (KTRK)

Mardi Gras in Galveston has a flair all its own. It's a glow organizers say won't be extinguished by rainy weather.

"Yes it is a gamble. We can't make a deal with Mother Nature," said Ivette Wilhelm with the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Maybe you can talk to your meteorologists, I don't know. But yeah, the party continues regardless of rain."

Locals said the rain certainly won't stop them.

In case of bad weather the contingency plan is, basically, party anyway.

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Festivities continue Saturday with the "Battle of the Bands" at 9 a.m.

After that, there are parades and concerts starting every hour leading up to the Grand Night Parade at 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras is one of the biggest weekends for the island and is important to the economy.

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