Kingwood residents will have an opportunity to celebrate the coming of spring at the 2011 Mardi Gras Festival in the Kingwood Town Center Park. The event will be held from noon to 6:00 pm. Admission is free and is open to all, both Kingwoodites and nonresidents.
Spend the day browsing the booths of various vendors and businesses and enjoying the fun foods. The Tommy Darder Band will beplaying from 3:00 pm to close.
Kingwood Mardi Gras Parade
One of the fun features of the Mardi Gras festival is the Mardi Gras parade. The parade will be held at 2 pm and will loop around the Town Center park. Be sure to get there early and grab a spot to get a good view of the parade and be ready to catch some beads!
(Remember . . . Safety First! Please stay near the curb and keep children from running into the street and crowding the vehicles.)
About Kingwood Mardi Gras
The Kingwood Mardi Gras festival is organized by the Town Center Parks Association (TCPA) and was first held in 2005. Since its inaugural launch, the event has become a much anticipated family friendly event each year.
History of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday," is typically referred to in the U.S. as the final day before the Lenten season begins the next day on "Ash Wednesday." In some areas, Mardi Gras refers to the entire season of celebrations which culminates in Fat Tuesday.
Events in Town Center
Kingwood is fortunate in that a number of community events are held in Town Center Park each year, the majority of them with free admission. The TCPA organizes five yearly community festivals, in addition to cosponsoring the weekly Kingwood Farmers' Market. Other annual events include Picnic on the Park in April and the Kingwood Barktoberfest in October.
These events are not funded by the city, county or Kingwood homeowners dues, but solely from the sponsorships, vendor fees, and donations from area businesses. If you enjoy the events, please let the participating businesses know that you appreciate their support.