It's Mardi Gras time! The second annual Texarkana Mardi Gras is coming up on Saturday, March 1 at Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana.This year the Mardi Gras theme is 'Super Heroes & Marvels.' As usual there will be three different parades starting with the Paws & Rascals Parade at 3:30 p.m. Followed by the Motorcade at 4 p.m., then the Grand Parade starting at 4:30 p.m. In addition, Louisiana native and King of Cajun music Jo-El Sonnier will be the guest entertainer with a free concert following the Grand Parade.

Look for the Krewe of Kicker throwing beads out to the crowd along the parade route.

For more information about the Mardi Gras Festival and Parade call 903-490-7859 or you can email