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Fri, Feb 10


Lamar Volunteer Fire Station

Lamardi Gras and Parade 2023

Lamardi Gras is a celebration with a local flare to benefit the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department. This annual event occurs the second Friday of February at Lamar Volunteer Fire Department located at 302 Bois D'arc, Rockport, TX 78382.

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Lamardi Gras and Parade 2023
Lamardi Gras and Parade 2023

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – Feb 11, 2023, 11:00 PM

Lamar Volunteer Fire Station, 302 Bois D' Arc St, Rockport, TX 78382, USA


About the event

Lamardi Gras February 10 & 11, 2023

About the Event


Lamardi Gras is a celebration with a local flare to benefit the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department. This annual event occurs the second Friday of February at Lamar Volunteer Fire Department located at 302 Bois D'arc, Rockport, TX 78382. Lamar is located just nine miles north of Rockport on Highway 35. The celebration starts Friday evening at 5-11 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm.  Activities include a parade, live music, cold beer, themed food, auctions, casinos, and more.

All proceeds go toward Lamar fire department facilities, equipment, and training. The Lamar Fire Department is 100% volunteer and is one of three departments in the Aransas County fire fighting team.

Lamardi Gras Parade Info: Saturday 12 February 2022, Start time 11:00 am.


Watching the Parade: The parade begins at the old Fire Department, (224 Hagy) and follows Hagy Dr toward Bois D' Arc, and turns right up Bois D' Arc toward the new Fire Department. The parade ends at Seaside Loop and everyone is welcome to head straight on over to the Lamardi Gras site for food, fun, great music, and many other activities. ​​ Parade participants: Parade check-in will be at Estates and Palmetto starting at 8:00 am Saturday morning.  We want to limit movement through the staging area due to the judging of the parade so please be checked in before 10:00 a.m.  All participants staged by 10:00 a.m. will be entered in the "best of" contest. There are trophies for the "best" golf cart, "best" float (which is described as anything being pulled by a vehicle), and the "best" vehicle. Judging starts at 10:00 a.m. so we can hand out the trophy before the parade starts. Purchasing Beads: Participants can purchase Lamardi Gras beads, to throw during the parade, at the Lamar Fire Department. Please call one of the contacts below to set up a time to meet at the Fire Department, 302 Bois d' Arc to purchase beads. The price will be $50 per case. All cases of beads we have left will be available for sale at the check-in Saturday morning. Parade Volunteers: Eric Koenig - 512.791.4509 Jeff Baergen - 361.557.0064 ​ Directions to Check-In: ​-North on Hwy 35 crossing Copano Causeway -First right onto Main Street (at old 7-11). Park Road 13 is also called Main Street. -About a mile turn left on Palmetto (Intersection with Tree in the middle) -First left onto Estates Drive where you will see the check-in station -You will then be directed to your assigned position

Live Auction Info:

Live Auction - LAMARDI GRAS

Hold on to your seat buckaroos the tent is going to get HOT. Join us for bidding war festivities between neighbors, friends, and partygoers. The live Auction will be held Saturday 6-7 pm conducted by a live auctioneer. Winning bidders will pay & pick up items directly after the auction. (Cash, Check, or Credit Cards are accepted)

Vendor Info

Vendor Info - LAMARDI GRAS

Lamar Volunteer Fire Department is located at 302 Boi's D'Arc Rockport TX 78382. Event times are 5-11 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday.  Vendors must not break down before 9 p.m. Saturday unless they have received approval from the vendor chairperson. Vendor check-in is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and must be ready for business no later than 5 p.m. on Friday. Booths not filled by 3 p.m. will be re-rented to another vendor.  The chairperson will assign all spaces. You must not sell outside your booth and no booth sharing is allowed. You cannot sell firearms, alcoholic beverages, home-cooked foods, fireworks, or Mardi Gras-related items. ​ Booth spaces are approximately 10' x 10' and rent for $100.00.  These booths will be inside a tent and electricity will be provided. ​ No booth sites will be reserved without prepayment.  Any insufficient checks will carry a $10.00 fee that must be paid before arriving at the event. You will be given your booth space number upon check-in. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, tents, etc. if needed. The Lamar VFD will be held harmless for any accident, lost, or stolen items. All vendors must clean their areas of trash and other debris prior to departure.

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