Hosted by the American Italian Marching club, one of the largest ethnic group organizations in the southeast, the annual St. Joseph’s Day parade in the French Quarter is a local favorite. The evening begins with food, wine and Italian music followed by marchers dressed in black tuxedos proceeding to parade until dark. Receive silk flowers and fava beans or dance and sing the hours away with enthusiastic bystanders.
The parade kicks off at 6pm at the intersection of Convention Center Blvd. and Girod Street. It includes 16 floats, nine marching bands, and several walkers. The parade will continue down Decatur Street and through the French Quarter.