Media Contact:
Stephanie Rios

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Medieval flag throwers from Sansepolcro, Italy, are set to perform on March 12-19, 2017,
around the New Orleans area. A Renaissance tradition, the Sansepolcro Flag-throwers are celebrating over 60 years
of performance and have been traveling to New Orleans to perform for more than 30 years.
In 1953 in Sansepolcro, a splendid Renaissance town in the heart of central Italy, the Società dei Balestrieri
(crossbow association), which had been keeping alive the centuries-old tradition of the Palio della Balestra
(crossbow tournament), decided to rediscover the ancient art of flag waving and went on to found a company of

Performance Schedule:

Sunday, March 12

  • 11:00 AM Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival
Monday, March 13
  • 2:00 PM Tulane University, Newcomb Quad, 6823 St Charles Ave
Tuesday, March 14
  • 12:30 PM Loyola University, Peace Quad, 6363 St Charles Ave
Wednesday, March 15
  • 2:00 PM Jefferson Parish Library: 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie
Thursday, March 16:
  • 12:00 PM Bishop Perry: 1941 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Saturday, March 18
  • 6:00 PM Italian Marching Club Parade: Canal Street and Charters
Sunday, March 19
  • Irish- Italian Parade: 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006


All performances are free to the public. For more information visit or
contact the American Italian Renaissance Foundation at (504) 522-7294 or questions@americanitalianculturalcenter .