Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Krewe Du Lac Celebrates Mardi Gras in Kemah Fun Run, Parades and Family Fun!

Bay Area residents are lucky to have a way to celebrate Mardi Gras close to home! It is time for fun during with Krewe Du Lac in Kemah! For the past 14 years, Krewe Du Lac has offered festive parades and family fun at the Kemah Boardwalk. This year’s theme for the Krewes into Kemah Weekend is “Captain Hook and Peter Pan”. Festivities begin on Friday, February 28 and continue through Saturday, March 1.

Friday, February 28: The “Krewes Into Kemah Kick Off Party” is hosted annually by Bakkhus Taverna located at 6th Street in the Kemah Lighthouse District. Festivities begin at 7pm with live music for dancing on the patio and lots of Krewe fun! Compete in the “Best Decorated Mardi Gras Umbrella” Contest. No cover charge. Full menu and full bar available for an additional cost. All ages welcome.

Saturday, March 1: “The Galloway Gallop Fun Run” begins at 8am with a certified 10K and 5K race followed by a Kid K Dash at 9am. The Galloway Gallop features a scenic course, great prizes, and a fantastic finish-line party that includes refreshments, music, and children's activities and is known as one of the most family, friend & fun races in the Bay Area. Cash, costume and door prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit The Galloway School, located at 3200 W. Bay Area Blvd in Friendswood.

Pirates of Neverland
Saturday, March 1: Kemah Mardi Gras Parade. Participants line up at 10 am behind T-Bone Tom's, 707 Hwy 146, Kemah. The parade begins at 11am at the corner of 5th and Bradford Streets. The procession will travel north up Bradford St. to the Kemah Boardwalk and back down Kipp Street along Galveston Bay, ending at the Jimmy Walker Community Center on 9th Street. No fee, registration available online now.

Saturday, March 1: The Post Parade “Mardi Pardi” is an annual tradition at T-Bone Tom's Backyard, 707 Texas Hwy 146, in Kemah. Music will be provided by Luther & the Healers from 1-5pm, and The Navigators will play from 7-11pm

Saturday, March 1: At 7 pm, the Yachty Gras Boat Parade will begin their route toward the Kemah Boardwalk. The festively decorated boats will parade down Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah boardwalk and revelers will be showered with beads and doubloons. There is no charge to watch Yachty Gras from The Boardwalk.

Yachty Gras Boat Parade
Sunday, March 2: The Yachty Gras Boat Parade Awards Presentation will take place at 10am, at the Aquarium Restaurant, located at the Kemah Boardwalk.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog