FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Roberta Grove or Maria Elena Smith
Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the 45th Annual 'Greasing of the Poles'
The carnival spectacle unfolds street side
before cheering crowds that converge upon world-famous Bourbon Street.
The French Quarter hotel originated this carnival tradition of greasing the support poles as a practical means to deter over-zealous revelers from shimmying up to the coveted balcony space above. Forty-five years later, the practice has evolved into a star-studded and music-filled event that has even spawned its own international fan club that hails from Switzerland to participate each year. More details and a full entertainment line-up will be released in the coming weeks!
Friday February 13th at 10:00 a.m. SHARP!
300 Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta's Main Entrance
Greasing of the Poles is the official kick-off to Mardi Gras weekend in the French Quarter and is a spectacle not to be missed. For prime viewing, plan to arrive early! The event is free and open to the public.