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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

FrenchMarket Mardi Gras Market 2013

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:

STALL ONE:

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

Additional Participants:
Cupcake Fairies "decorate a Carnival cupcake" station (cupcakes for purchase)

"Brick and Boards" Llego masters host a Llego building station (Llegos for purchase)