Mardi Gras Festival in Jefferson TX 2015

26th Annual Mardi Gras Upriver Festival in Jefferson Texas is Feb.6 – 8, 2015.
This years theme is TV Land. Can you believe it, I imagine so many favorite shows that would fit with that theme. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. The Mardi Gras event in Jefferson TX is always so much fun, it is family friendly and a great festival to just get you out of that “winter dreary” feeling. Let’s have some fun!

Included in all the days activities and events there will be a Children’s Carnival, Arts and Crafts vendors and Food glorious food.

The Mardi Gras parade in 2014

Mardi Gras Parade in Jefferson TX. Photo by the Jefferson Jimplecute

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
On the Main Stage is RELENTLESS; Top 40 country music intertwining some Texas and Red Dirt country as well as some older rock classics. From 7 to 10 p.m.

DOO DAH PARADE begins at 7 p.m.
Wild, wacky and zany parade where everyone is invited to dress in the craziest Mardi Gras costume and join in the parade. Revelers begin at Lion’s Park; and weave their way throughtout downtown Jefferson and arrive at the Main Stage for the Alley Dance. Doo Dah Theme:  “Dancing in the Streets, Umbrella Parade”

Parade for Mardi Gras in Jefferson with a Star Wars theme

Star Wars themed float and people on this entry. Photo by the Jefferson Jimplecute

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015
LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY on the Main Stage:
Michael Hix is an entertainer. He is a pop/rock and adult contemporary singer. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

THE HIGHWAYMEN, The Ultimate Musical Tribute to Willie, Waylon and Johnny Cash, perhaps the greatest country music super group in history. From 3 to 6 p.m.

THE WONDERS,members of The Wonders have performed throughout the Dallas / Ft. Worth area for over 25 years. from 7 to 10 p.m.

PARADES:
Motorcycle Parade begins at 1:45 p.m.
Grand Parade is right after the Motorcycles at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
LIVE MUSIC on the Main Stage:
THE NIGHT HAWK BAND, Hailing from Hope, Arkansas, this band plays a variety of gospel, cajun, progressive country to name a few. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PARADES:
CHILDREN’S PARADE begins at 2 p.m. *Note a lot of the floats from Saturday will be in this parade too.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES – OTSTOTT PARK/GAZEBO begin at 3 p.m.
Join in the fun with Children’s Costume Contest, Ugly Dog Contest, Pet Look Alike and Best Pet Costume Contest and awards ceremony.

Mardi Gras 2014 Jefferson TX

Highlights of the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday in Jefferson Texas. Photo by Jefferson Jimplecute.

For more information contact the Mardi Gras Upriver in Jefferson Texas at their website.

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