12th Night, on Monday, January 6 is the start of the Carnival season here in New Orleans. There is so much going on to celebrate the arrival of the crazy time of year here in the city, we want to make sure you won’t miss out on your favorite events:
Joan Of Arc Parade
On 12th Night, January 6th, the Annual Joan of Arc Parade rolls to mark Joan of Arc’s birthday. It’s the same night as Twelfth Night! The annual walking parade has over 400 costumed medieval “characters” representing various people and places, events, and symbols of Joan of Arc’s short but valiant and dramatic life. This year the parade will be extra special since 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Joan becoming an official saint! The parade usually starts rolling on time at 7 pm sharp and ends around 8:30 pm.
For more information visit: https://joanofarcparade.org/
Phunny Phorty Phellows
The Phunny Phorty Phellows is a fun event that will get you and your friends and family ready for the carnival season and Mardi Gras. Just like every year the Phunny Phorty Phellows will celebrate the start of the Carnival Season on 12th Night, Monday January 6th. Everybody will meet at the Willow Street Car barn at 6:30 pm. They will celebrate the arrival of the Carnival season while riding down St. Charles Ave in the streetcar. The Phunny Phorty Phellows started this beloved carnival tradition back in 1878. The costumes of the members of this satirical krewe often make fun of current events. Make sure to join the Phunny Phorty Phellows as they welcome the arrival of the Carnival Season!
For more information visit: http://www.phunnyphortyphellows.com/
Funky Uptown Krewe
The Funky Uptown Krewe only started rolling in 2019. In their second your they will get on the St. Charles Streetcar on 12th Night just a few block behind the Phunny Phorty Phellows. The Krewe will be accompanied by special guest DJ Mannie Fresh and will be passing out our signature throw, funky bedazzled vinyl records! Last year Krewe members tossed custom-made CDs featuring songs by New Orleans bands including Bonerama, The Hot 8 Brass Band and Cowboy Mouth.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/557919818119205/