1. Mardi Gras Dog Parade
The theme for the 15th annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Baytowne Wharf is Bone Appetit and begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Register at www.baytownewharf.com/files/pdfs/2018dogparaderegistrationform.pdf.
2. Fat Tuesday Parade
Let your hair down at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Baytowne Wharf with the 16th annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade. Unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets. Dress in your Mardi Gras best and shower parade goers with a barrage of beads, moon-pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, "throws" tossed from balconies and parties at various village merchants.
3. Fat Tuesday/Mardi PAWS
Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Mardi PAWS from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 13. Enjoy free red beans and rice and watch the second annual Mardi PAWS Costume Contest where you can show off your pets decked out in purple, green and gold on the main stage. Judges will award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Contest entry is $10 donation for Alaqua Animal Refuge.