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Schedule of Events

Join us for local entertainment, vendor booths, a 5K run, a gumbo cookoff, parade floats, and more!  The family friendly fun starts February 22nd at 8:30 AM on Front Street, Downtown Texarkana.

8:30 am
Mardi Gras 5K Run
The 2020 Mardi Gras festivities will kick off with a 5K run that travels downtown Texarkana. – Sponsored by The Sportsplex
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10:00 am
Disney Themed Kids’ Parade
Calling all wagons, bikes, trikes, and power wheels!  Let the kids strut their stuff and participate in their own way!
Kids Parade Application Available Here
Food & Retail Vendors
Carnival themed food and retail vendors will be setup for your pleasure. ($25 per spot.)
Vendor Application Available Here
Health Fair
In addition to food and retail vendors, we will also host a health and wellness fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. February is Heart Health Month and we will be raising awareness about heart health and other health topics. Please contact us if you would like your health or wellness business to participate.
11:00 am
Kids’ Carnival
STEAM themed carnival sponsored by Klondike Academy will have food, entertainment, and crafts. (No cost)
Gumbo Cook-Off
Think you have a mean gumbo? Enter our Gumbo Cook-off for a crack at our $500 prize! ($25 to enter.)
Gumbo Application Available Here
12:00 pm
Cookie Eating Competition
You will have 3 minutes to eat as many cookies as possible. Who will win and be crowned the Graham Slam Champion?? register now by calling 870 330 9132. Fee is $25/person and proceeds will go to Harvest Texarkana! (Sponsored by Graham Slam Bakery)
Gumbo Cook-Off
Think you have a mean gumbo? Enter our Gumbo Cook-off for a crack at our $500 prize! ($25 to enter.)
Gumbo Application Available Here
3:00 pm
Mardi Gras Parade
The 2020 Mardi Gras Parade will be Roaring 20s themed and will offer a $1,000 prize for the top community float and a $2,500 radio package for the top business float. ($5 entry fee per float.)
Float Application Available Here