Mardi Gras is coming to Magnolia in a big way and everyone is invited to participate. Feb. 9 the Magnolia Community Foundation will host Mardi Gras on the Stroll in downtown Magnolia beginning at 4 p.m. – but the really big event of this celebration starts at 3 p.m. with free registration for the Dancing Umbrella Parade – Magnolia's first approved Guinness Book of World Records competition.
The Dancing Umbrella Parade, also known as the "stroll" on the Stroll, will be led by the Greg Tivis New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Band. Well-known to the Downtown Uncorked patrons in Bryan, this group has been together for more than a year. An extension of the talented Greg Tivis who has been compared to Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Buble.
Individuals, groups and businesses can participate in the Dancing Umbrella Parade. Five categories are open to the public, including:
• Civic Club or Organization
• Most Wacky
The winner of the Most Wacky category will lead the parade and winners in each of the other four categories will be announced at the Magnolia Mardi Gras on the Stroll.
Along with the Dancing Umbrella Parade, Mardi Gras on the Stroll will feature vendors and a Cajun Cook-Off with red beans & rice, jambalaya, gumbo and etouffee divisions. To register or to apply for a booth please visit, mag
org or call 713-806-3453.