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Lundi Gras

  • Date: Feb 12, 2018
  • Location: Spanish Plaza

Lundi Gras represents a series of events that take place the Monday before Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. It has experienced a 20th century revival in New Orleans and is a must see if you are visiting for Mardi Gras!

On Monday, Feb 12, 2018, Riverwalk Marketplace will host the annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival. The free celebration will include fireworks on the Mississippi River and musical entertainment.

"Each year at 6 p.m. on Lundi Gras, Rex arrives at Spanish Plaza on a United States Coast Guard vessel and proclaims the official start of Mardi Gras," says Lynn Walters, senior general manager of Riverwalk Marketplace. "The Lundi Gras celebration is a grand, New Orleans tradition embedded into the fabric of both locals' and tourists' traditions of honoring carnival season. We are proud and honored to again host this celebration at Riverwalk Marketplace."

Schedule of events will be posted soon. Keep checking back!