New Orleans West Bank Weekend Events - January 25-27, 2008

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Crescent City Living LLC

It looks like it might be a wet start to the West Bank Carnival season this weekend, so put on your rain coat, bring your umbrella and let the good times roll!

Krewe of Cleopatra ParadeMardi Gras

Cleopatra rolls through Algiers and Terrytown starting at 6:30 pm Friday with the theme Cleopatra's Bits and Pieces of the Past.  Following the traditional Algiers/Terrytown route, the all female krewe kicks off the West Bank parade weekend with 21 floats and a dozen marching bands and units.  See the entire parade route here.

Krewe of Choctaw Parade

In a return to their traditional parade day, Choctaw will roll on Saturday at 11:30, immediately followed by the Mystic Knights of Adonis.  With the theme Worldly Travels, Choctaw features 24 floats and multiple bands and marching units.  Adonis is celebrating it's 10th anniversary with the theme Adonis Celebrates 10 Screamin' Years for the 14 float procession.  See the entire parade route here.

As Choctaw turns onto Franklin Avenue in Gretna, they will pass the site of the Gretna Family Gras festival, featuring live music at the corner of Stumpf Blvd. and Franklin Ave.  Workers have been setting up the stages this week, in anticipation of a great turn out to hear the sounds of the Dixie Cups, Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues and local favorite Irma Thomas.  Admission to Family Gras is free, but the area will be gated and no ice chests will be allowed inside the gates.

pssst...Look for me on float #17, driver's side...I've got some great plush spears to throw!

Mardi GrasKrewe of Alla Parade

Sunday starts early! Alla Gras, a family friendly celebration, will begin at 9 am on the neutral ground of General de Gaulle, between Kabel Drive and Rue Parc Fontaine.  Featuring local musical acts Rockin'  Dopsie, the Algiers Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and more, the event is free.  Food and drinks from local restaurants will be available for sale.  The party will continue as the parade passes and wind up at 4:00 pm.  Get there early to set up your chairs and snag a front row seat for the parade!

At 11:30 am, the Krewe of Alla will roll on the traditional Algiers/Terrytown route with 34 floats, a marching band contest and the Budweiser Clydesdales.  The theme for this year's parade is Name That Tune.  Alla is one of the few krewes still throwing doubloons and if you are lucky, you can scoop up the special turquoise and gold doubloons being thrown only from the Captain's float.

Be safe, stay dry and have a great West Bank weekend!

Lisa Heindel

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Rainer
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Elizabeth Nieves
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group

Your posts are so filled with great stuff about New Orleans, that I think I just have to plan a trip soon!!

I'm still not finished with the move, but I had to come up for a little air! :-) I've been missing you guys!!! GBU!

January 28, 2008 09:01 AM
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Lisa Heindel
New Orleans Real Estate Broker
Crescent City Living LLC

Judi, can't wait to see your pics!

Elizabeth, come on down!  Been missing you too - hope the move is going as smoothly as it can :)

January 28, 2008 06:19 PM
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Lisa,  I am really looking forward to Saturday.  Plan to have the camera battery fully charged and ready to take a lot of pictures!

January 28, 2008 07:04 PM
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Martin Abeshaus
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Beads.... throw me the beads!!!! I have my shirt up!!!! Throw me the beads!!!!
January 29, 2008 08:25 AM
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Lisa Heindel
New Orleans Real Estate Broker
Crescent City Living LLC

Martin - catch!

 

January 29, 2008 09:28 AM
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