The second annual Mardi Gras Celebration is happening in Texarkana on Sat., March 1, from 2pm to 7pm. There will be three parades, concessions and food vendors, activities for the entire family, contests, music and adult beverages too. This year's theme is Super Heroes & Marvels.

Catch the thousands of throws along the entire parade route. The Paws and Rascals parade is at 3:30 p.m., the Motorcade parade is at 4 p.m. and the Grand parade rolls at 4:30 p.m.

Last year was the first festival ever to be held in the Twin Cities! It was a lot of fun too.

Vendor Booths Open at 2pm

There will be tons of booths to get food, beverages and do some shopping. From crawfish to king cakes, lemonade to beer, arts, crafts, home decor, womens/children's apparel, jewelry, Mardi Gras items and so much more. Children's activities are FREE and include bounce house, spin machine, rock climbing wall and super slides Jurassic adventure.

Bring your lawn chairs to Front Street Festival Plaza and stay the afternoon.

Parade Route:

Texarkana Arkansas via Facebook

Live Music -- Jo-El Sonnier

Jo-El Sonnier

Jo-El Sonnier will start playing his Cajun-style music on the Front Street Stage shortly after the last float of the Grand Parade rolls through Front Street. The concert is free! Click here to learn more about Jo-El Sonnier - It is a very informative video of an interesting man that has been called "The King of Cajun Music"!  I am so totally looking forward to hearing some good ole Cajun music.

For more information visit Front Street Texarkana on Facebook, City of Texarkana, Arkansas, call the office at 870-779-4970 or email.