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Barefoot Mardi Gras

Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade


Combine the wackiness of Mardi Gras with the beauty of the beach and you get Padre Island’s Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade Sponsored by Physicians Premier ER!

Join us on February 10, 2024 as a colorful parade entry, an enthusiastic spectator, a generous sponsor, or a helpful volunteer!

Www.barefootmardigras.com for lots of info. Barefootmardigras@yahoo.com to contact us.
Parade forms here: https://barefootmardigras.com/float-entry-request

We parade rain or shine from 11-1 ish starting at the Whitecap beach entry and proceeding towards the location of the once and future Bob Hall Pier.

Spectating is always FREE, but we welcome sponsors and donations for our cherished charities.


The Barefoot Mardi Gras event is located on North Padre Island. Only 20 minutes from Port Aransas. The

 parade route is from Whitecap Blvd Beach Access to the Pier.

Take Hwy 361 to Padre Island > Turn left Park Road 22 > Left on Whitecap until you arrive at Whitecap Beach>



***Pro tips from Port A Bucket List:

Barefoot Mardi Gras is an unofficial Island Holiday! Here are some tips on how to prepare for spectating the Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade:

  1. Arrive early as the beach fills up fast. Or plan to park at Briscoe King Pavilion and walk down to the beach.
  2. Beach will close to driving traffic at around 1030am in preparation for the parade.
  3. Park outside of the marked/coned area as the main roadway will be for the parade.
  4. Bring water and snacks for the day.
  5. Bring a chair if are unable to stand for the duration of event.
  6. Pretty chilly in the morning but plan on a beautiful sunny day!


February 10 @ 11:00
11:00 — 14:00 (3h)

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