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Galveston cancels 2021 Mardi Gras due to COVID-19

2012 Mardi Gras has been canceled in Galveston
Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 30, 2020

GALVESTON, Texas — Even as the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed throughout Texas and the United States, Galveston has announced it will cancel its 2021 Mardi Gras celebration.

The Galveston City Council voted unanimously to cancel the event, the Galveston County Daily News reports.

The festival would have been held Feb. 5-16.

Mardi Gras annually attracts more than 250,000 spectators to the yearly celebration in the Texas beach city.