Fat Tuesday is next week, or more commonly know as Mardi Gras. It's pretty much an annual holiday in New Orleans, but this weekend residents celebrated over at Bob Hall Pier. It was the annual Mardi Gras parade on Padre Island. The event drew hundreds of folks out to celebrate on the beach. About 24 floats participated in the parade this year. The proceeds from this parade go directly towards the local chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.