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The following events are in conjunction to BastropTX Mardi Gras festivites, and are not sponsored by The City of Bastrop.

January 6th


King Cake Demonstration

Calvary Episcopal Church

1028 Main Street, Bastrop, TX


Celebrate Epiphany with a King Cake Baking Demonstration on Saturday, January 6  at 2:00pm in the Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 1028 Main Street.


AND on Saturday, February 3, enter our King Cake contest and see if our local celebrity judges award you the crown! (see details below)

Mardi Gras Kick-Off Event

Lost Pines Toyota

806 Hwy 71W, Bastrop, TX

(512) 768-4193

Music, king cake, feathers, beads & masks.... what more do we need to have a blast? YOU! Join us at Lost Pines Toyota for a Community Mardi Gras Celebration!

January 23rd

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Bastrop Seniors Mardi Gras Dance

Bastrop Community Senior Center

FREE Event


Join us for a night of pure joy at the "Mardi Gras Fay Doh Doh Cajun & Country Dance Party" on Tuesday, January 16th, 5:30 PM to 9 PM at the Convention Center!

Live music by The Kitchen Pickers Band, exciting raffle items, and a royal coronation for our King and Queen who'll lead the Parade on Feb. 3.

Hosted by Bastrop Community Senior Center and Bastrop Evening Lions Club. Don't miss this unforgettable community celebration!

Friday, February 2nd


First Friday Art Walk

Throughout Downtown

Bastrop, TX


Join us for a dazzling First Friday Art Walk in Bastrop on Feb. 2! Experience the magic where "ART" meets "PARTY" in the heart of our charming town. Shops and galleries will stay open late, inviting you to immerse yourself in creativity. Embrace the festive spirit by wearing your best Mardi Gras party gear – let the good times roll! Discover a diverse array of artworks, engage with local artists, and make memories with friends and family. Bastrop's Art Walk is not just an event; it's a celebration of community and creativity. Don't miss this vibrant evening!

February 3rd

King Cake Baking Contest 

Calvary Episcopal Church

1028 Main Street, Bastrop, TX


Calvary Episcopal Church is excited to announce a King Cake contest on February 3, open to the public. If you'd like to participate, please drop off your King Cake entries at the Calvary Parish Hall before the parade between 8:30-9:00 am. The cakes will be evaluated based on appearance, texture, and taste.

There are two judging categories: one for adults and another for children aged 12 and younger. Our local celebrity judges will award crowns in both categories. Judging will take place during the parade, and afterwards, the doors will open for the public to savor the King Cakes and enjoy hot cider. We look forward to seeing you there!


Art After Dark

Lost Pines Art Center

1204 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX


Mardi Gras season is upon us, and we are celebrating with a new show coming in February, "L'Esprit de la Louisiane", (The Spirit of Louisiana). This is a curated collection of works portraying the culture and beauty of Mardi Gras and Louisiana. You can meet many of the artists and see the show's debut at Art After Dark on February 3rd.


"Blues Man", Todd Roth of "Comin' Up Muddy", will play a set at 6pm, and we'll have plenty of complementary refreshments. Admission is always free. 

First Saturday Jazz Night

Lumberyard Music Hall

1109 Main Street, Bastrop, TX

The Bastrop Jazz Alliance (BJA) is proud to present "First Saturday Jazz Night" on February 3, 2024 at the Lumberyard Music Hall in downtown Bastrop. The Juan Rangel Trio, led by saxophonist Juan Rangel, will perform an engaging and energetic set of great jazz music for your listening pleasure from 7:00-8:30 PM. Joining Juan on stage will be James Smith on Bass, and Steve Garza on Drums. Suggested freewill donation of $10.00 per person at the door. Come on out and enjoy some great live jazz.


February 13th

Mardi Gras Celebration

Calvary Episcopal Church

1028 Main Street, Bastrop, TX


We invite you to celebrate one of the most fun nights of the year as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts our third annual Mardi Gras Celebration at 1028 Main Street.  We will kick off the evening with our second line parade down Main Street, music from the Jason McKenzie Jazz Quartet & pancakes! Everyone is welcome & everything is free! 

Bastrop TX Mardi Gras

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