<Back to Blog

Get Ready for Yachty Gras!

The 17th Annual Yachty Gras is making plans for the early Mardi Gras season. This year, the theme is “Excitement of the Sea” and is very appropriate. They have plans for the “Grand Night Boat Parade” to be better than ever this year by adding a new awards category. A “Community Krewe Award,” which will be presented to the Marina that has the most registered boats in the Parade. We are hoping this will encourage our amazing boating community to join the celebration of Yachty Gras and continue the spirit of “America’s Largest Mardi Gras Boat Parade” right here in the Clear Lake area of Texas.

Area communities are invited to join in the family fun and celebration for the event lineup for Yachty Gras.

The “Excitement of the Sea” kickoff party takes place on January 21 at Kemah Flowers & Co. at 609 Bradford. The event is free to the public and will consist of a live music, live and silent auction, cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. The kickoff party benefits the Sea Scout Ship 468.

On Saturday, January 30th, the captains of each of the boats in the parade meet at Sundance Grill in Waterford Harbor to receive information on tides, weather, rules and their numbers for judging. At 7 p.m., the Grand Night Boat Parade, begins in Seabrook on the Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah Boardwalk.

Over 10,000 people are expected in attendance and will be showered with beads thrown from the elaborately decorated boats moving along Clear Creek Channel. Yachty Gras is a classic Clear Lake area event that attracts tourism to the area communities and supports the local charities.

17th Annual Yachty Gras Event Schedule:
  • Jan. 21: 7pm - Kickoff Party - Kemah Flowers & Company
  • Jan. 30: 10am - Skippers Safety Meeting - Sundance II at Waterford Harbor 800 Mariner’s Drive Kemah, Tx 77565
  • Jan. 30: 6pm - Judges Party (Invitation Only) Judging of the Yachty Gras Grand Boat Parade is based on these categories: Theme, Music, Lighting, Creativity, Costumes, and Enthusiasm.
  • Jan. 30: 7pm - Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade 





Like this article? Share it with your friends!









Troy Wise 
Marketing and Membership Development Director

I’m super-excited about joining the Lakewood Team! Most would call me a hard worker that is energetic, disciplined, goal-oriented and creative! After 15+ years in the Marketing Industry, I now have the pleasure of generating, implementing and directing comprehensive marketing, communications and membership strategies specific to building brand awareness and our membership community, and doing it all with a smile!



© Lakewood Yacht Club
2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook, TX 77586 | Tel: (281) 474-2511 | Fax (281) 474-3502
Facebook     Twitter     LinkedIn     YouTube     Instagram