Come celebrate the 19th annual 2018 Yachty Gras Extravaganza

January 1st, 2018

The annual fun and exciting Yachty Gras event celebrating the Mardi Gras Season begins with a week of revelry. The celebration for the Clear Lake Area starts on Jan. 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. A welcome aboard the traditional “Kickoff Party” will be hosted at the Kemah Elks Lodge. Admission is free and open to the public. The reception will consist of hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction items. All net proceeds from this event will benefit several local Bay Area charities.

The official commemorative poster was designed by artist and organizer Dr. Maurine Howard.

“The theme this year is titled “Wonder of the Sea,” stated Dr. Howard said.

The following weekend of Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., the Yachty Gras Grand Night Parade takes place. “America’s largest Mardi Gras Boat Parade” will begin from the Seabrook Channel and proceed past the Kemah Boardwalk.

The elaborately decorated yachts will be throwing beads to the revelers viewing the parade along the channel route. Parade judges will be located at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company. Yachty Gras is a spectacular “Family Event” for viewing, dining, and participating in the Yachty Gras Grand Night parade.

Remember to book your hotel and or bed and breakfast rooms early to enjoy a fantastic weekend of fun and excitement for the entire family. Come enjoy some of the finest restaurants on the Gulf Coast and explore all Bay Area Houston has to offer! As they say in Na Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”

For additional information, please visit or call 713 882.4040.

Bay Area Houston Magazine