Get Ready for Lamar's 2024 LaMardi Gras!

Held annually at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department station just outside of Rockport, Texas, LaMardi Gras is the Live Oak Peninsula’s very own Mardi Gras celebration – Coastal Bend style! This year’s festivities and fundraising takes place Friday Feb 9, 2024 & Saturday Feb 10, 2024 at the old Fire Department, (224 Hagy) and follows Hagy Dr toward Bois D' Arc, turns right up Bois D' Arc toward the new Fire Department

VFD Fundraising and the LaMardi Gras

One of the methods used to raise funds for the equipment and operation is the annual LaMardi Gras celebration. Now in its 15th year, LaMardi Gras helps to provide just some of the fundraising necessary for the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department through a fantastic Mardi Gras celebration with a local Texas flare. As with past celebrations, 2024's LaMardi Gras promises to provide two days of outstanding entertainment, fantastic food and a variety of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Lamar is located just nine miles north of Rockport on Highway 35. The celebration starts Friday evening at 5-11pm and Saturday 10am to 11pm. Activities include a parade, live music, cold beer, themed food, auctions, casinos, and more. 

Make sure that you get out to the LaMardi Gras celebrations this year and donate as much as you can for this fantastic cause.  Oh, and if you happen to spot any of the Rockport Properties team, stop and introduce yourself… we love to meet new people!

To learn more about the Lamar VFD, or to find out how you can help provide much needed (and deserved) funding, contact the department through their website:, and  to learn more about the upcoming LaMardi Gras festivities, including how you can enter your own float in the parade, visit the official site:

The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department

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Established in the 1960s, the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department services the Lamar and Holiday Beach communities as well as assisting the Fulton and Rockport Fire Departments across the Copano Causeway as needed. Completely made up of volunteers, the Lamar VFD is often the first on scene for any fire, medical emergency, car accident or natural disaster. As volunteers, each member of the department undergoes extensive training and is expected to be available to put themselves at risk to attend other people’s emergencies at a moment’s notice – all without being paid. No different than any other volunteer fire department in the country, the Lamar VFD requires a substantial amount of money to operate. Not only does the department require funding to properly and fully equip the trucks and volunteers with the latest firefighting and safety equipment, but also the ongoing costs to run and operate the firehouse.

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