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Mardi Gras Hits Texarkana with Parades, Music and More at Front Street Plaza

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Texarkana
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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Texarkana for the very first festival ever to be held in the Twin Cities!  Be on Front Street to catch the thousands of throws during the Krewe of Koinonia parade. Below is the schedule of events and list of vendors that will be at this event.

The Mardi Gras Festival at Front Street Plaza in Texarkana is this Saturday, February 9, 2013. Krewe of Paws & Little Rascals mini pet parade and children’s activities start at 2 p.m. and the grand parade Krewe of Koinonia starts at 4 p.m. A street dance immediately follows the parade with the ‘Captain Joe’ band. There will be concessions and food vendors, activities for the entire family, contests, music, and the adult beverages booth opens at 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Paws & Little Rascals Children’s and Pet Parade.

Vendor Booths Open

Live music by Dick Stark Trio

4:00 p.m.

Grand Parade

Mardi_Gras_Parade_Route
Mardi_Gras_Parade_Route
City of Texarkana, Arkansas/Front Street

5:00 p.m.

Street Dance begins with live music by Captain Joe band (immediately following the parade)

There will be tons of vendors. There are many parade entries. Children’s play area will have a little tikes bounce house, big kids bounce house, obstacle course, slides, bounce house, hole-in-one putt, train rides, cotton candy, popcorn and so much more.

Bring your appetite because when the food vendors get cranked up and the smells float through the area, you will definitely want to try the crawfish, boudain, seafood po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya, hot wings, BBQ, fish, chicken, hot dogs, gourmet coffees, specialty cakes and homemade candy.

There are so many vendors signed up for this very first year that you will be amazed to see all of the cool Mardi Gras trinkets, children’s clothes and accessories, handmade jewelry, soaps, bath & body products, Zumba dance instruction and fitness demonstrations just to name a few.

Don’t miss the the 1st Annual ‘Krewe of Koinonia’ Mardi Gras Festival, Parade and Street Dance!

Vendors and Location on Vendor Map

Mardi Gras - Front Street Festival Plaza Map
Mardi Gras – Front Street Festival Plaza Vendor Map
City of Texarkana, Arkansas/Front Street
  • 1 &2- REDLINE/ HARVEY PORTWOOD
  • 3 & 4- LEGACY PG
  • 5 & 6- SCENTSY-CRYSTAL BARTLETT
  • 7- THE TIN ROOF SYRUP-CARRISSA WALLACE
  • 8 & 9- THE COFFEE THAT PAYS-SHAUNA FOSTER
  • 10 & 11- CORNERSTONE BMT
  • 12- PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA MCDOWELL
  • 13 &14- WILD HOGS 104- TONY ADCOCK
  • 15 16 17- WILLIAMS CONCESSIONS- STEPHANIE WILLIAMS
  • 18 19 20- BUG SHACK- BARRY GRIMES
  • 21- STRICTLY ELEGANT
  • 22 23 24- WELLS CONCESSIONS
  • 25 26 27 28- TYSON’S CATERING-BRENT TYSON
  • 29 30 31- UNITED WAY- JIMMY SMITH
  • 32 33 34 35- KOACH K’S CRAWFISH- NEAL KISER
  • 36-38 & 81-83- ALBERT’S MEAT CO- DAVID JAMES
  • 39-42 & 77-80- tables and chairs for everyone’s dinning
  • 43 & 44- BABY GRANNY’S BAKED GOODS, LLC.- CATHY SMITH
  • 45 46 47- KING OF WINGS- CLAUDE MOORE
  • 48 & 49- SWEET & SOUR SISTERS- CINDY DELGADO
  • 50 & 51- BOWINKLES BOWS- MARTIE HARMON
  • 52 & 53- PRACTICAL MAGIK- BONNIE GARRETT
  • 54 & 55- DONNA MATTHEWS
  • 56 & 57- WILLARDS- VANEASIA WILLARD
  • 58- COUNTRY HEAVEN- KATHY BROWN
  • 59- MARY KAY- LASHUN CATES
  • 60- SEW CHARMING BOUTIQUE- BRITTANY GRAYSON
  • 61- CYNTSATIONAL NATURAL CREATIONS- CYNTHIA JOHNSON
  • 62- DRAGONFLY CREATIONS- ROBERT AND CARLA KIRKHAM
  • 63 & 64- AFTER THE DANCE- ANGEL KELLY BETH WILSON
  • 65 & 66- A & A CRAFTS- ALENE ASHLEY
  • 67- BE-DAZZLED- PATRICIA RHOADS
  • 68 & 69- BECKAROO’S- BECKY FEATHERSTON
  • 70 & 71- FUN FOTOS- KIM DAINES
  • 72 73 74- DOUBLE R-R BBQ- JERRY RUST
  • 75 & 76- CINNAMON ROASTED GLAZED NUTS- ROY AND CINDY WOODS
  • 84 & 85- DIRT ROAD BBQ- LARRY WOOTEN
  • 86- OWENS & LEE INC
  • 87 & 88- FANCY STITCHES- JANET STOKER
  • 89 & 90- JAX- ALLISON HEISE
  • 91 & 92- MARY JO BOYD DBA WAMBA OUTDOORS
  • 93 & 94- ONGAMI OWL- BONNIE PARKER
  • 95 & 96- CHRIS THOMAS / NINA CORK
  • 97 & 98- CANDLES BY SERENE- JOY BUSSEY
  • 99 ¾- HEALTHCARE EXPRESS
  • 99 & 100- AN INTIALLY SISTER PROJECT- AUTUMN SMITH
  • 101 & 102- JEWELRY BY TLC- CONNIE FOSTER
  • 103 & 104- MILLIE SERRANO
  • 105 & 106- SCANDALOUS CREATIONS- PAT IRVING
  • 107 & 108- AVON KELLEY KING
  • 109 & 110- ARKANSAS TREATMENT SERVICES- ANDREA STRATTON
  • 111 & 112- HEATH GREENE MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS- DEBBIE GREENE
  • 113- THE SALVATION ARMY- SANN TERRY

Children’s Vending Area

(Next to Main Vending Area)

  • 1 – CORBITS CONCESSIONS- JOSH CORBIT
  • 2- SHIRLEY FRANKLIN FACE PAINTING
  • 3- ARTISAN GALLERY & GIFTS- FACE PAINTING –D KALEDO MARLOTT
  • 4 & 5 – PMI ENTERTAINMENT COTTON CANDY/ POP CORN/ BALLOON/- DARRYL MILLER
  • 6- STEVE WRIGHT- SOUND
  • 7- TEXARKANA ARKANSAS PET ADOPTION AND CARE- CONNIE SLATER
  • 8- PMI- PUTT PUTT IN ONE- DARRYL MILLER
  • 9- WELLS BALLOON DART-DEBBIE WELLS
  • 10- WELLS CONCESSION STAR DART- DEBBIE WELLS
  • 11-KONA ICE- JOSLYN VICKERS
  • 12 13 14- OBSTACLE COURSE/ BOUNCE HOUSE/ BOUNCE HOUSE
  • 15- TWIN CITY OUTLAWS BASEBALL ORGANIZATION- MANDY ADKINS
  • 16- ARKANSAS ELITE BASEBALL- AMBER HALL / BRADY KELLEY
  • 17- TEXARKANA YOUTH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION- DORIS ADAMS
  • 18- JONI’S GYM DANCE & CHEER CENTRE- LESLIE GEORGE

For more information visit City of Texarkana, Arkansas or contact Charlotte Hartwell: Cell 903-490-7859, Office 870-779-4970, Fax 870-774-3170 or email charlotte.hartwell@txkusa.org.

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