We started a tradition last year in honor of Joan's birthday and Twelfth Night (January 6th) by asking people to bring cakes to share at her statue following the St. Joan of Arc Parade. Most brought King cakes, but there were some cupcakes and at least one birthday cake. Like last year, this year we are receiving a generous donation of King cakes from Gambino's Bakery, but given the crowd last year, we'll need more if everyone wants a piece! So bring what you want to share and prepare to hand it out at the party in honor of Joan's 598th birthday!
This year we'll have Joan of Arc crown a King at the statue and he'll help distribute the cake with Joan...
(It's just too cool how many things about Joan tie in naturally with Mardi Gras..she is our Maid and she was influential in crowning a King...her birthday is Twelfth Night..King cake=birthday cake, etc.!!)
Beyond cake there will be awesome music to dance to...stage will be a The Market Cafe, right behind the Joan statue, at 1000 Decatur. See you there!
POST-PARADE PARTY AT JOAN'S STATUE AT NEW PLACE DE FRANCE 7-9 P.M.
PARADE ROLLS 6 P.M. FROM CONTI AND CHARTRES TO ST. PHILLIP
ENDS AT 7 P.M. AT JOAN OF ARC STATUE AT ST. PHILLIP AND DECATUR STREETS
FREE LIVE MUSIC! ENJOY THE BAR AT MARKET CAFE PLUS GREAT LOCAL FOOD AND SPACE TO DANCE!
6:45-7:45 Pierre Pichon and his Gyspy Swing Trio http://www.myspace.com/ppichon
8:00-9:00 Marc Gunn plays Celtic American musiC