You have heard of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Did you know we have a San Antonio Mardi Gras on the River Walk? Yes, we do, each February. There is usually an arts and crafts show in February on the River Walk extension. If you are a shopper, you will find all sorts of beautiful and unique souvenirs and gifts during the craft show. Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping, or plan ahead and buy birthday and other holiday gifts.
Then, on that Sunday, usually from 3pm to 5pm, the holiday river parade is held. Thousands of people line the San Antonio River, watching beautifully decorated barges float by celebrating Mardi Gras. You will almost think that you are in New Orleans, except the parade here is on the river instead of out in the street. There will lots of music, delicious food, and bright colors everywhere along the San Antonio River while it is green!
Several restaurants on the Riverwalk hold after-parties once the last barge has floated by.