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


  • Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats:  for all age categories to be judged to win prizes download rules and entry at this website.
  • 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.

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.

Entry applications and rules are available at


  • 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