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Riverwalk Announces Lundi Gras Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Lauren Wakeman
Lauren.Wakeman@howardhughes.com
504.684.1939

Christopher Amundson
Christopher.Amundson@howardhughes.com
347.693.6686

 Riverwalk Announces Lundi Gras Entertainment
Music, Food, Fireworks and Official Arrival of Rex at Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza on February 20

New Orleans, La. (December 29, 2011) - Today, Riverwalk Marketplace announces the entertainment for the 26th annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with Rex, King of Carnival, on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and musical entertainment.

The 2012 Lundi Gras entertainment schedule is as follows:

3:00 p.m. John "Papa" Gros & the Krewe du Karnival

4:25 p.m. Shamarr Allan

6:00 p.m. Arrival of Rex, King of Carnival & Fireworks Show

6:30 p.m. The Topcats

""Riverwalk is thrilled to again host this event for our community and share our excitement in celebrating the event's 26th year," said Frank Quinn, Riverwalk Marketplace General Manager. "Lundi Gras is a special event that deserves top-notch entertainment and this year's musicians performing at Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza will definitely make it a memorable event for our local and visiting revelers."

Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza is a free music event for attendees of all ages. Absolutely no ice chests and pets are allowed on the Spanish Plaza during Lundi Gras festivities. For more information about Riverwalk Marketplace and 2012 Lundi Gras visit www.riverwalkmarketplace.com.

2012 Lundi Gras at Riverwalk event sponsors include: Riverwalk Marketplace, WVUE Fox 8 News, Bud Light, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Original Daiquiris and Pyrotecnico. For more information about Riverwalk's Lundi Gras celebration visit www.riverwalkmarketplace.com.

Parking Information for Local and National Media

Media visiting Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza during 2012 Lundi Gras may park their satellite vehicle in a designated area on the lower Canal Street wharf. Access to the lower Canal Street wharf is granted at the locked gate, located at Loading Dock B at Riverwalk Marketplace. All credentialed media must pick up an access pass for the lower Canal Street wharf no later than Monday, February 13 at the Riverwalk Management Office. Only one vehicle permitted per station.

About Lundi Gras

In 1986, Riverwalk Marketplace opened its doors along the Mississippi River. New Orleans Magazine's Errol Laborde observed that the Monday prior to Fat Tuesday lacked Carnival revelry for both locals and tourists. Riverwalk Marketplace and Laborde partnered to restore the longtime tradition of welcoming Rex to the Canal Street Wharf that dates back to as early as 1915 by creating a daytime festival with music, fireworks and the official arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, to Mardi Gras on Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza. In its 26th year, Lundi Gras, annually on the Monday before Mardi Gras Day, has become an integral part of the internationally beloved New Orleans Mardi Gras experience.

About Riverwalk Marketplace

Riverwalk Marketplace is owned and managed by The Howard Hughes Corporation. The Howard Hughes Corporation is a preeminent developer and operator of a diverse portfolio of real estate assets in premier locations including, master planned communities and long-term mixed use properties in the United States. For more information about Riverwalk Marketplace visit www.riverwalkmarketplace.com. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HHC. For more information, visit www.howardhughes.com.

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