Spectacular Mardi Gras Festival and Parade Returns to Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Sydne Purvis |

New Orleans Floats, Food and Fun begins January 19

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — January 14, 2019 — Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Thrill Capital of South Texas, announces the return of the  Mardi Gras Festival and Parade for the third amazing year.  Guests can “let the good times roll” as the spirit of New Orleans takes over the park and transports guests to a Texas-sized version of downtown New Orleans complete with beautifully adorned parade floats, live entertainment, Mardi Gras-themed park décor, classic Cajun cuisine and beads galore. 

The Mardi Gras Festival and Parade features authentic floats handcrafted by world-renowned float designer, Kern Studios. The intricately designed 16-foot tall floats represent a variety of iconic Mardi Gras themes and vibrant purple, gold and green beads will be in full supply and tossed to the waving crowd as stilt walkers and street performers evoke the revelry and soul of The Big Easy. New this year is a gigantic, double-decker float designed to resemble a majestic delta riverboat, with bead tossing occurring from both levels. 

The Parade runs weekends and holidays from January 19 through March 3.

Other Festival highlights include:

  • Traditional Cajun dishes like beignets, specialty praline cheesecake, crab macaroni and cheese and spicy gumbo along with New Orleans Hurricanes, Mint Juleps and Comfort Collins; and
  • Jazz Quarter live music by the seven-member King William Brass Band;
  • New Orleans-inspired merchandise including jester-style hats, and dazzling throw beads.

The high-energy, illuminated parade will roll through the park streets every evening at 6 p.m.  

Six Flags Fiesta Texas 2019 Season Passes and Memberships are currently on sale. Members can now enjoy priority park entry and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise purchases all season long. Members also receive skip-the-line passes, sneak previews, and extended ride times on some of their favorite rides and attractions. For more information, visit

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.4 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit

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