The 6th Annual Mardi Gras Parade is coming to downtown Texarkana this Saturday, February 10, these are things you need to know to maximize your Madri Gras fun.

First of all, Mardi Gras Texarkana begins at 10 AM Saturday morning with food booths, kids activities, retail vendors and live music on Front Street Plaza.

The theme for this year's event and parade is "All That Jazz," the main parade will start at 3 pm downtown at Broad and Hazel St. The parade will then turn left on Hazel and flow along Front Street then back over to Broad for a block then a right on to Stateline to finish up at the Federal Court building.

Yes, there will be floats, yes, there will be food and vendor booths, and finally yes, there will be lots of beads and always a lot of fun.

To find out more about the 2018 Mardi gras Parade in downtown Texarkana, send an email to DeAnna O'Malley at allthingstexarkana@gmail.com. be sure you check out their website and follow the event on Facebook.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Mardi Gras Texarkana Parade - 2017