Mardi Gras done Van STyle!

Van has done a lot of things, but it's never had it's own Mardi Gras celebration.  We're changing that.  The first annual Vandi Gras is sure to be a GREAT PARTY and celebration.   Did we mention it's FREE admission?


Due to the continuing wet conditions at the ball fields and the forecast of further rain, the location for Vandi Gras 2020 has moved.  It will be hosted DOWNTOWN  on N Maple Street between the Fire Station and Police Station.  Parking will be at First Baptist Church and along any other streets.

Vandi Gras on the texas cell net stage:

For Who?

This is for everyone!  The entire event will be family friendly.    Dress up for this!  

What's Happening?

The event will kick off with our first annual Vandi Gras Parade.  We have some great entries, but for sure be watching for our children's section.  They will be coming through on bikes, strollers and even wagons!   Do your children want to participate?  Register them at the Parade Registration page. 

Live music, live art (yes, live art),  cornhole and other games will be going all afternoon!   AMOR Outdoors will be keeping everyone warm with their Timber Wolf fire pits.  Additionally, we'll be working with the VZC Humane Society to bring awareness to their plight.  Admission is free, but we do ask that you bring a bag of dog food!  $$ Donations will be accepted onsite.  

Beer and food will be sold onsite (no outside food or beverages at this event).   Bring chairs unless you plan to dance all afternoon.  

Musical Entertainment?

We're knocking it out with 3 super talents:

Elfin Paige will open the show , followed by the Justin Myers Band and ending with The George Strait Tribute Band feat Dusty Deaton.   This is an amazing lineup! 

The details:

When and Where

This event will be hosted at the Van Ball Park:

Van Fire Station -  150 S Maple Ave, Van, TX 75790


2PM - 7PM

The parade starts promptly at 2pm at the JE  Rhodes Elementary school and ends at the Methodist Church.

This show will go one regardless of weather!


Event admission is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsors, BUT you still need to get a general admission ticket online to enter the event.  THE FIRST 300 TICKETS  will get a free event T-shirt  (limit 2 per family or group).  Bring a paper ticket, or  display on your phone.  Don't forget to bring a bag of dog food!

There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets for sale $25.00  that include access to the Door Controls USA VIP heated tent,  1 free Beer,  and a special edition Vandi Gras shirt.

Want to be a part of this:

There would be no event without:

Top Level Sponsors

Texas Cell Net
Door Controls USA
The Kickin Mule
AMOR Outdoors
Five Fish Advertising
FR Girls of Texas

Level 1 Sponsors

Aspire Roofing
Great American Cookie Company Tyler TX
Tankersley Real Estate
JDS Surveying
4B Products
3 Knocks Speakeasy
Clear Cut Land LLC
Monica Dike - New York Life
New Way Gas Station
Van Veterinary Clinic
All Star Ford Canton TX
RMOR Targets

T-Shirt Sponsors: