Barefoot Mardi Gras, North Padre Island
The Annual Barefoot Mardi Gras parade and party on North Padre Island takes place the Saturday after Fat Tuesday and is a family friendly, lively event. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas and aims to raise awareness to life and business on the island.
The parade starts at noon at Park Road 4, loops around Bob Hall Pier and ends at the Briscoe King Pavilion around 2 p.m.
An adults only party takes place later that evening where Mardi Gras costumes and regalia are highly encouraged and a Mardi Gras King and Queen are crowned while enjoying a Cajun dinner, dancing and live music.
Where: Padre Balli Park near Bob Hall Pier
When: 12-2pm, the Saturday following Fat Tuesday
Where: Padre Isles Country Club
When: Saturday Evening
Cost: TBD, includes dinner