FRENCH MARKET'S 30TH ANNUAL MASK MARKET lines the street along French Market Place February 8-11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday-and Lundi Gras!
LIVE MUSIC-MASK VENDORS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY-FOOD & FUN PLUS! THIS YEAR WE HAVE A NEW "FAT MONDAY AT THE FRENCH MARKET" CELEBRATION
Visit http://www.frenchmarket.org/ for full schedule
LUNDI GRAS SCHEDULE: Our first-ever "FAT MONDAY AT THE FRENCH MARKET"
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday February 11th
THROUGHOUT THE MARKET: The following bands will secondline through the French Market and perform in place at various spots from Ursulines to Barracks Street, near Farmers and Flea Markets
11-12:30 pm. Tornado Brass Band
1:30 p.m. Lagniappe Brass Band
2:30-4:00 p.m. Storyville Stompers
FARMERS MARKET STAGE
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians perform a mix of Mardi Gras and trad jazz
11 a.m. Seguenone Kone presents a children's performance featuring musical styles from around the world with audience participation encouraged
12 noon Colette Le Blanc Tatum, author of Mardi Gras: An Alphabet Parade
12:30 p.m. Children's author Cecilia Dartez, Jenny Giraffe goes to Mardi Gras
1:00 p.m. Children's author Alex McConduit, The Little Who Dat Who Didn't
1:30-2:00 p.m. Children's author Diane de Las Casas , Dinosaur Mardi Gras and more!
2:00-2:45 Nari the world famous puppeteer will be performing a variety of colorful voices and amazing stories
2:45-3:05 KING CAKE EATING CONTEST. Limited to 10 participants.
3:15-4:00 Nari the world famous puppeteer will be performing a variety of colorful voices and amazing stories
IN FARMERS MARKET STALLS:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tisket A Tasket hosts tables featuring children's & Mardi Gras books
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Facepainter Irina
10 a.m. to 12 noon Balloon Artist
12 noon to 2 p.m. Juggler
STALL TWO: CRAFT BOOTHS (Kids make stuff to take home-all free except cupcakes for purchase)
Mask Making with YA/YA Young Artists
Mural Making with Joy Ebel (mural on canvas; kids paint and draw)
Secondline Hanky making (mask motif) with Antoinette de Alteriis
Cupcake Fairies "decorate a Carnival cupcake" station (cupcakes for purchase)
"Brick and Boards" Llego masters host a Llego building station (Llegos for purchase)