Mardi Gras Southeast Texas will begin Thursday, February 20-23, 2020, and will take place in Downtown Beaumont at the Event Centre.  Roads along the parade route will close one hour before the parades start.  Roads around the Event Centre (Crockett and Magnolia) will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 to Sunday, February 23, 2020.   See attached map for the parade route and log on to http://www.mardigrastx.com/ for parade and event times.

Patrons may legally park on any public street or public parking lots unless, “no parking” or “no trespassing”, signs are posted.  Please look for signs throughout the area with information about parking.  Lock your vehicle, take your keys and hide your belongings.

Be mindful of parking laws- carpool when possible

Do not park in front of fire hydrants- park at least 15 feet in front or behind the hydrant  ( approximately 1 car length)

Park 20 feet from a crosswalk or intersection

Park 30 feet away from stop signs, yield signs, flashing beacons, or other signals at the side of the road

There will be limited parking on the actual parade route

Do not block driveways

Cross the street at well-lit, safe locations. There will be designated crossing areas on MLK.

 

Directions:

Approaching From the South (Mid-County):

Navigate to MLK Parkway

Take a right onto College Street from MLK Parkway

Travel down College Street and then take a left onto Orleans Street

Orleans Street will curve right and become Pearl Street

Once on Pearl, turn left on any street and begin looking for a parking space

 

Approaching From the West (College Street):

Travel east on College Street all the way into Downtown

Take a left onto Orleans Street

Orleans Street will curve right and become Pearl Street

Once on Pearl Street, turn left on any street and begin looking for a parking space

 

Approaching From the West (Calder Avenue):

Travel east on Calder Avenue and take a right onto Willow Street

Willow Street will become Park Street

Once on Park Street, turn onto any street and begin looking for a parking space

 

Approaching From the North and East (Lumberton and Vidor):

Navigate to IH-10

Take the Downtown exit from IH-10

The exit ramp will lead into Willow Street

Continue straight on Willow Street and it will become Park Street

Once on Park Street, turn onto any street and begin looking for a parking space