Texarkana Mardi Gras 2023 Parade & Carnival – Details


The Texarkana Mardi Gras Parade is scheduled for “Rollin’ down Broad” on Saturday, February 18, 2023, but the downtown Mardi Gras Carnival at Crossties is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Floats, bands, vendors, and a lot more!

The Mardi Gras Parade for 2023 has the theme of “Rollin’ Down Broad” and will kick-0ff at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 18. For more information on entering a float for your business, or group CLICK HERE.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this parade & party rollin’ through the streets of downtown Texarkana with the theme Rollin’ Down Broad. Celebrate 8 years of traditional Mardi Gras floats, marching & dance groups, classic cars, and jeeps. Come early for food trucks and craft vendors; then stay late for the after parties at downtown venues. Lawn chairs & strollers are encouraged. We can’t wait to see you!

Johnson Brothers Carnival returns to the lawn at Crossties Event Venue in downtown Texarkana Thursday, February 16 with rides and features from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm with $20 armbands for unlimited rides. Friday the rides will be by ride tickets only. On Saturday the carnival is open from 12 noon to 10:00 pm, there will be $25 armbands from noon to 4:00 pm and ride tickets from 4:00 pm to close… and of course those carnival foods!


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