Kick-off concert next month highlights Mardi Gras Festival fun in Orange

Published 12:43 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a kick-off to Mardi Gras concert next month featuring Keith Frank.

The fun starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Riverside Pavilion, located at 709 Simmons Drive.

No dogs or pets are allowed at the pavilion, but coolers are permitted.

For additional information concerning the kick-off concert, call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011.

The 19th Annual Mardi Gras Festival follows a day later.

The fun takes place Feb. 11 at Riverside Pavilion.

A schedule of events are as follows:

  • Kiddie Carnival | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Munchkin Parade | 1 p.m.
  • DJ Entertainment | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Krewe of Krewes Parade | 6:30 p.m.

The parade route for Mardi Gras 2023 has changed.

The parade will begin on Front Avenue and 1st Street, turning left on 5th Street, turn right on West Division Street, turn right on 10th Street, turn right on Green Avenue and left on Simmons Drive.

Food and drink vendors will be on site throughout the festivities. No dogs or pets are allowed at Riverside Pavilion.

For parade applications or additional information concerning the Mardi Gras festivities, call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409-883-3536.