Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lake Dallas City Hall

Admission is FREE

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Pictures from our 2014 event

Mardi Gras is all about music, parades, food and excitement.  Everyone is wearing purple, green and gold and adorning themselves with the many different beads they catch from the beautiful floats. You'll see crazy masks, kids everywhere and both locals and visitors having a great time. The N’awlins Gumbo Kings will headline the evening’s entertainment with their New Orleans style jazz. Check out the rest of our web page to learn more about our contests, parade, entertainment, vendors and sponsors.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez… Let the Good Times Roll!

Schedule of Events

Click here to download printable schedule...TBA


Preview Gumbo Kings on YouTube

The N’awlins Gumbo Kings will be the headline evening entertainment with their New Orleans style jazz.  Lake Dallas’ own Steve Howard is a Lake Dallas High School alumni and world-renowned trumpeter.  The Gumbo Kings have music industry resumes that include work with legends such as Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Rosemary Clooney and the Dukes of Dixieland.


Parade Entry Form...TBA


Mask Contest

  • Youth Mask Contest Entry Form
  • Prizes
    • Elementary (3rd - 5th)
      • 1st - $100
      • 2nd - $50
      • 3rd - $25
    • Middle School (6th - 8th)
      • 1st - $100
      • 2nd - $50
      • 3rd - $25

Float Contest

  • Parade Entry Form
  • Prizes
    • 1st - $500 & trophy
    • 2nd - $300 & trophy
    • 3rd - $200 & trophy

Crawfish Eating Contest

  • Sign up night of event

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras has been a tradition in the Lake Cities community for the past 9 years.  We feature a festive parade, various contests, fun children’s activities and a well-known jazz group called the N’awlins Gumbo Kings.  Attendance varies depending on the weather but we usually average around 1,000 people.  Spaces are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are interested, please review the 2015 Mardi Gras Vendor Application.  *Note: we have lowered our vendor booth fees…consider it a discount for braving the weather!


Getting involved in community events is fun and rewarding. One way to get involved is to become a sponsor.  The 2015 Mardi Gras Sponsorships offer unique opportunities that can help your business build a better, stronger rapport with our citizens. We use sponsorship dollars to keep the event free to the public and provide entertaining, family-friendly activities. Supporting the 10th Annual Lake Dallas Mardi Gras is an easy, gratifying way to show that your business cares about our Lake Cities residents.

Contact Us

Stephanie Berndt, Community Relations Manager

City of Lake Dallas

212 Main Street, Lake Dallas, TX 75065

940-497-2226 x132