Mardi Gras


"Fat Tuesday", February 17, 2015

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lake Dallas City Hall

Admission is FREE

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Mardi Gras is all about music, parades and food. Everyone wears purple, green and gold and adorns themselves with beads they collect from the beautiful floats. You'll see creative 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 and food vendors will sell all sorts of delicious treats in celebration of “Fat Tuesday”. We’ll have an assortment of retail vendors as well as a crawfish eating contest to keep your spirits high while the temperatures are low. Scroll down to learn more about our contests, parade, entertainment, vendors and sponsors.

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

Schedule of Events

5:00-9:00 PM

Mask Contest entries on display

Food trucks & vendors open

Free bounce house

Free face painting

Inside City Hall

Outside City Hall

5:30 PM

Mardi Gras Parade

Main Street
6:00-6:30 PM

LDHS Jazz Band performs

Main Stage
6:30-8:30 PM

Free balloon artist

Outside City Hall
6:45 PM

Mayor Tony Marino's welcome

Parade Contest awards

Mask Contest awards

Main Stage
7:00-9:00 PM

N'awlins Gumbo Kings perform

Main Stage
7:30 PM

Crawfish Eating Contest

Outside City Hall

Printable event schedule - schedule subject to change

Lake Dallas High School Jazz Band

Sneak Preview of Gumbo Kings

The N’awlins Gumbo Kings will be the headline evening entertainment with their New Orleans style jazz. 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.


2015 Grand Marshals

-Monica May, LDISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

-Tonya Monden, LDISD Secondary Teacher of the Year

Parade & Float Contest Entry Form

-Presented by First Choice ER in Hickory Creek

Parade Route:


Youth Mask Contest

  • Presented by Lakeview Marina
  • 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

Parade and Float Contest


Crawfish Eating Contest

  • Presented by Cajun Kitchen
  • Contestants are given 1 pound of crawfish and 5 minutes. The winner is whoever eats the most.
  • Sign up night of event
  • Free to enter
  • Open to all ages

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras has been a tradition in the community for the past 9 years. We host a parade, various contests, free children’s activities and a well-known jazz group called the N’awlins Gumbo Kings. Attendance averages around 1,000 people. If you are interested, please review the

2015 Mardi Gras Vendor Application.

2015 Vendor Map  
Food Vendors Retail Vendors

-Almost Nuts

-Amadeo Cuisine

-Best Bayou Bites

-C & S Kettle Korn and More

-Cajun Kitchen

-Cristi Ali

-The Pink Company

-Up in Smoke BBQ Dallas LLC


-Allstate - Steve Hallmark Agency

-American Red Cross


-Cross Cuture Solutions & Arts


-Designed by Us

-Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine

-First Choice ER

-Friends of the Lake Cities Library

-Good Times Mobile Party Service

-Green Mountain Energy

-Henna Expressions

-It Works

-Jamberry Nail Wraps

-Mack's Creations

-Nationwide Insurance-Mike Thompson

-North Texas Derby Revolution

-Pepper Bellys

-Rampant Dragon

-Smile Magic Dental & Braces

-The Pampered Chef


-Vardanyan Jewelry

-Waste Management



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.  Sponsorship sign-up available through Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

-Click here for the 2015 Sponsorship Form










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