Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Krewe Levels: St. Joan Parade 2011

Join the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc! We are now open for membership for men and women and especially encourage families with children to join us for this early evening parade! Artists are particularly welcome as we require participants to carry handmade and/or unique (not your typical Mardi Gras, i.e. no plastic beads!) throws and we always have need for costume, throw, and parade prop assistance within the parade.

History buffs (Renaissance Fair fans), period costume lovers, Joan of Arc fans of all creeds, Francophiles, French-American citizens, teachers, anyone who loves the French Quarter and all it represents, and those looking for a unique way to spend Twelfth Night...join us!

2011 Parade Levels

$75 Army. Individuals. Provide own costume. We provide you with 25 matchbooks and 25 candles to distribute along the route. Discount to Krewe Party/Dinner (Iris Restaurant, Bienville House Hotel) on January 6th and Fete January 2nd (all day Joan of Arc conference at the Bienville House Hotel). You will be invited to various cultural events and workshops throughout the year related to French culture, historical costumery, and Joan stuff in general (book club, films, performances, etc).

$125 Village Couple. Includes two adults age 18 and above. Couples are provided with 50 matches and 50 candles total. Provide your own costumes. Discount to all mentioned above.

$25 Peasant Kids. For all children 17 years and under. Provide own costume. Must be accompanied by adult/guardian at the parade.

$50. Specialty Krewe Swag Bag. Add this to your membership if you want the krewe to provide you with a mix of specialty items, from hand-painted medallions and coins to handmade magnets and other artistic, Joan and/or medieval-related throws. While supplies last.

To join, email Amy at for a membership application. Deadline to join is November 1st, All Saints Day.