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2018 Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade At Whitecap Beach On Padre Island

The 2018 Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade at Whitecap Beach on Padre Island in Texas happened on a very foggy day, it was a very unique experience.

Julie Ann Surratt at the 2018 Padre Island Mardi Gras Parade on Padre Island
Julie Ann Surratt at the 2018 Padre Island Mardi Gras Parade on Padre Island

The 2018 Barefoot Mardi Gras parade on Padre Island was so much fun and unique. It was much much bigger and more fun than we thought it was going to be. Thousands of people showed up, parked their cars in the sand and the parade marched along in between them all. The floats though were mainly regular trucks driving by with some decorations on them. There were some cool floats, especially the Old Bones Krewe float.

Also, it was really foggy on the beach during the Mardi Gras parade. It created a very interesting atmosphere. I had never been to a beach parade nor to a parade in the fog. Attending one that was both on a beach and very foggy was really cool actually.

Whitecap Beach parade
Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018
Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018
Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018
Padre Island beach parade
Whitecap Beach parade
Padre Island beach parade
Padre Island beach parade
Padre Island beach parade
Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018
Old Bones Krewe float at the Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018
Old Bones Krewe float at the Mardi Gras Padre Island beach parade
Old Bones Krewe float at the Mardi Gras Padre Island beach parade
FOX 38 Float at the 2018 Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade
Padre Island beach parade
Padre Island Barefoot Mardi Gras 2018

Later in the evening the fog completely cleared up and I was able to get some great drone photos of the remaining attendees. Padre Island was an amazing place to visit. I had not idea you could drive on the beach there and see beach parades.

An aerial photo of Whitecap Beach at sunset
An aerial photo of Whitecap Beach at sunset

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