Mardi Gras kicks off this weekend

February 13, 2009 7:11:57 AM PST
Galveston is counting on a lot of visitors this weekend for Mardi Gras.The 98th annual Mardi Gras festivities start today and run through Fat Tuesday on February 24th. The island will celebrate with parades, food, live entertainment and bead throwing.

The first parade is tomorrow at noon on the Seawall. Access roads between 10th and 69th Streets will be barricaded from 10:30 in the morning until 10pm.

The downtown entertainment district closes to traffic this evening and The Strand will be open for pedestrians only from Harborside to Mechanic.

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