(press release: RebekahSteen) // Jefferson, Texas, United States // Kevin R. Godfrey
It’s time to celebrate in Jefferson, Texas with the annual Krewe of Hebe Mardi Gras Upriver & Crawfish Boil! Held Feb. 9th – 11th, this exciting festival includes various artisan vendors set up in The Courtyard selling handcrafted items, as well as live entertainment, parades and more. O’Farrell Country Vineyards & Red Road Vineyard & Winery will be in attendance selling their wonderful wines and the Chow Time Food Truck will deliver tasty crawdads on Friday & Saturday with their Crawfish Boil. The City of Jefferson is a proud sponsor of this annual event and invites you to celebrate Mardi Gras in historic fashion in Jefferson, Texas.
Festival wristbands are $10 each and are available at the event entrance or in the souvenir booth, starting Friday, Feb. 9th. The party starts at 7 p.m. with What the Funk performing on the main stage with the Doo Dah Parade happening simultaneously. On Saturday, the fun starts at 11 a.m. with Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse, followed by Texas music favorites Bri Bagwell, Kody West and Dusty Boots. Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts don’t miss the Motorcycle Parade at 1:45 p.m. followed by the Grande Parade at 2 p.m.
The family fun of the Mardi Gras celebration continues on Sunday, Feb. 11th with the Children’s Parade at 2 pm, the Paws & Claws Parade immediately following, as well as costume contests for Children, Ugly Dog, Pet Look-Alike and Best Pet Costume.
“Mardi Gras Upriver is one of the greatest and longest standing traditions in Jefferson, Texas,” Kevin Godfrey, Tourism Director for the City of Jefferson said. “We have events for all ages including live music, a carnival, plus all of the restaurants and businesses are having events daily. If you are looking for a great time for large groups or your family, Jefferson, Texas is the place to be February 9th -11th,” Godfrey said.
February 9, 2018
7:00-10:00 pm ~ Main Stage ~ What the Funk
Doo Dah Parade ~ 7:00 pm
February 10, 2018
11:00 am -2:00 pm ~ Main Stage ~ Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse
3:00 pm-4:30 pm ~ Main Stage ~ Bri Bagwell
5:00 pm-6:30 pm ~ Main Stage ~ Kody West
7:30 pm-10:30 pm ~ Main Stage ~ Dusty Boots
Motorcycle Parade ~ 1:45 pm
Grand Parade ~ 2:00 pm
February 11, 2018
"Mic Night" with the Krewe Kick Off!
Children's Parade ~ 2:00 pm
Paws & Claws Pet Parade ~ immediately following the Children's Parade
More information can be found on the Mardi Gras Upriver website: http://www.mardigrasupriver.com
To learn more about Historic Jefferson, their hotel and dining options, as well as upcoming events, visit: https://www.visitjeffersontexas.com
Whether you come for the history, shopping or just to unwind, unplug and relax, you’ll become enamored with Jefferson’s easy lifestyle. Nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods region of Texas, Jefferson is steeped in history. In fact, the city boasts over seventy historic landmarks, restored buildings, museums, and well-preserved homes. To learn more about this historic riverport town, visit www.visitjeffersontexas.com and stay connected via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisitJeffersonTexas