The annual Barefoot Mardi Gras kicks off Saturday, February 10th. The event brings the community together to celebrate and raise funds.

Money raised helps with education on the island for young students and recovery efforts for residents in Port Aransas after Harvey had its way with the coastal town.

Click here to learn more about the beach parade, mardi gras festival, and later the adults-only King and Queen's ball.

Tickets can be purchased at the admissions office of Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi. ..

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