Carl Parker Center

The 25th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas will be bigger and better than ever when the festivities kick off on Thursday, Feb. 23, and last through the weekend ending Sunday, Feb. 26. All the festivities take place in downtown Port Arthur.

There’s plenty of food with more than 40 vendors, which include pork kabobs, corn dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, burgers, anything on a stick and of course plenty of pistolettes.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday and the first parade will be the Lamar State College Port Arthur Parade that starts at the Carl Parker Center. 


Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will perform at the 13th annual Gulf Coast Gala on Saturday, April 30, at the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College – Port Arthur beginning at 7 p.m.

BMX Pros Trick Team
Gowns on the Town

If your kids are already bouncing off the walls looking for something to do this early summer season, don’t fear — the annual Kid Fest returns to the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.