In honor of the St. Joan of Arc’s birthday, the Krewe of Joan of Arc holds an annual walking parade that takes place throughout New Orleans’ French Quarter. Parade-goers can be spotted in medieval attire reminiscent of 1400s France. Costumes, music, jugglers, characters on horseback, knights and much more will be present within the parade’s route with plenty of King Cake to share.
The Krewe of Joan of Arc will begin at Jax Brewery on Toulouse + Decatur, make its way two blocks down Decatur to Conti, take a right on Conti and walk one block before making another right on Chartres and continuing seven blocks down Chartres to Ursulines, and finally making its way back to Decatur.
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St. Joan of Arc
The St. Joan of Arc was known for liberating the citizens our city’s namesake, Orleans, France, from British siege. The city commemorates her military heroism with a statue in the French Market and the Krewe of Joan of Arc. All are welcome to participate and celebrate with the commemorative Krewe as they walk the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter paying homage to the birth of St. Joan of Arc annually on January 6.
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