Texarkana's second annual Mardi Gras celebration is less than a month away. Three parades and lots of food, fun and entertainment are scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Last year's event was a huge success. Lots of people, parades, beads and fun for all. This year looks to be an even bigger event with even more chances to catch beads during the parades because the throw zone has been extended to include the entire parade route.

Here are some of the photos from 2013 Mardi Gras in Texarkana.

If you would like to find out more about this year's event, visit Front Street Texarkana on Facebook.