It's Mardi Gras time in Texarkana. This Saturday, February 25 downtown Texarkana will be full of events and parades.

The fun gets started on Main Street at 10AM. There will be food vendors along with arts, crafts and live entertainment.

From 10AM to 2PM Monster Truck rides will be available for $10. At noon the Lil' Rascals and Pet Parade gets started followed by the Car Parade at 2PM.

Live music from Dixie Bent starts at 12:30PM. Then at 3PM is the Grande Mardi Gras Parade. Directly after the parade music will be performed by Pelican 212.

The fun won't stop there. There are several Mardi Gras After Parties in town with live music including:

Eagles Lodge located at 3407 E. Broad Street, Texarkana, AR. - Locomotion performing at 8PM.

The Arrow Bar located at 115 E. 5th Street , Texarkana, AR. - Live Punk Music starting at 9PM.

Shooters located at 310 E. 49th Street, Texarkana, AR - TEAZUR plays at 10PM