You don't have to travel to Louisiana to enjoy a great Mardi Gras celebration. You don't want to miss the Krewe of Hebe Upriver Mardi Gras on Feb. 9-11, 2018 in Jefferson, Texas.

This festival has fast become one of the best Mardi Gras celebrations to attend in Northeast Texas. Krewe of Hebe actually began in 1989 as a social function to help promote businesses, restaurants, shopping, and bed & breakfasts in the town. Mardi Gras festivities this year will include lots of live music, great food, parades and more.

Mardi Gras Upriver kicks off Friday, Feb. 9, with a 80s, old school, funk, rock and pop music from What The Funk a band from Northwest Louisiana at 7PM. And don't miss the wild and crazy Doo Dah Parade at 7PM, where everyone is encouraged to dress up in their craziest costume.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, there will be a motorcycle parade at 1:45PM followed by the Grand Parade at 2PM.  Also starting at 11AM Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse from Dallas will keep you hoppin' and dancin' with their zydeco music on the main stage.

Then for country music fans Bri Bagwell who has been on the Texas Country Music Charts will take the stage at 3PM followed up by country artist Kody West at 4:30PM.

The final concert of the day will be Dusty Boots featuring Scott Hampton beginning at 7:30PM. If you like real country music with a steel guitar and a fiddle, you'll be two-stepping in the aisles before the night is up. Scott Hampton is a Longview native who was the winner of the 2016 John Ritter Tribute Showcase, and the ambassador for the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas.

Sunday, Feb. 11, wraps up with Junk Drawer Music beginning at 12:30PM and a Children's Parade at 2PM followed by the Paws and Claws Parade.

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