March 2, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Front Street Plaza
400 East Front Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 United States

Additional Information

7th annual Mardi Gras on Front Street

This Year's Theme: 


Kids Area: bounce houses, mask making, face painting, Selfie Station, Cornhole/washers/horseshoes

Craft and food vendors—applications download at  and payment of various booth fees


  • Virtual King Cake Baby Contest:  on station websites in January
  • Facebook Contest:  Enter on our websites to be King & Queen of Krewe of  Koinonia.  Send pictures in mardi gras attire, our judges will pick the ones that best represent the krewe.  Winners will ride in the parade.  more info to come.
  • Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats:  Contest open for all age groups and categories - amateur to professional. Each category will be judged and prizes will be awarded.  You can download rules, information and entry forms below.  For more information on what a shoebox float is and how to make them, click on these links    or


Beast Feast:  cooking competition fundraiser event by Harvest Regional Food Bank.  Beast Feast at Mardi Gras will feature competitors cooking venison, wild game, quail, duck, alligator, rabbit etc. that they have personally caught.

Competitors will be competing for prizes and bragging rights and visitors can sample their entries. Because Beast Feast is right before Lent when meat is to be given up during Lent, we've perfectly timed our Beast Feast.  You can download information and entry forms for the Beast Feast here.

Beast Feast Info                   Beast Feast Entry Form



  • 11am  -  Krewe of Barkus, Meoux and Little Rascals: pets and kids of all ages to enter and can include decorating wagons, bikes, strollers, tricycles, and wheelchairs
  • 1pm  -  Zany Cajun Parade:  golf carts, side by sides, atv’s
  • 3pm  -  Krewe of Koinonia Parade:  Mardi Gras floats, antique and classic vehicles

Applications can be downloaded at


Date and Time

Saturday, March 2, 2019 between 10am and 5pm.


Front Street in Downtown Texarkana

 Lagniappe (a little something extra) visit Festival Plaza in Texarkana Ar for Mardi Gras +

  • Hopkins Icehouse
  • Pecan Point Brewery
  • Zapata’s
  • The  Verona
  • Red Bone Brewery
  • 1894 Gallery
  • Four States Auto Museum
  • Lindsey Railroad Museum
  • Ace of Clubs
  • Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Ahern House
  • Silvermoon on Broad
  • Pocket Park
  • Farmers Market
  • Perot Theatre
  • The Flying Crow  and more


If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Andi Darby at 870-772-3771 or send her an email.

Below is a list of our current sponsors and exhibitors for this year's event.

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

Business Partners