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Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jun 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

The Foundation…

Jul 1 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. more

Fat Monday at the French Market- Lundi Gras Celebration

February 11, 2013
  • Location: French Market Corporation
  • Address: 1008 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Times: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Contact: Amy A. Kirk Duvoisin
  • Phone: 504-522-2621
  • Venue: French Market Corporation
  • Visit Website

FULL SCHEDULE FOR LUNDI GRAS “FAT MONDAY AT THE FRENCH MARKET” MONDAY FEB 11TH 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

Throughout the French Market, see and hear these strolling brass bands:

11-12:30 pm. Tornado Brass Band  
12:45-2:15 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 featuring King Cake Cupcakes by THE CUPCAKE FAIRIES.  Limited to 10 participants.
3:15-4:00 Nari the world famous puppeteer will be performing a variety of colorful voices and amazing stories

KIDS ACTIVITIES WITHIN AND NEXT TO THE FARMERS MARKET:

Facepainter Irina decorates faces and hands for free!
Balloon Artist   &  Juggler  from CARL MACK PRESENTS

CRAFT BOOTHS (Kids make stuff to take home—FREE!) 10 am to 4 p.m.