Zulu parties on the riverfront, Rex to issue proclamation

Chris Miller
February 12, 2018 - 7:25 am

It's the day before Fat Tuesday -- time for a big party on the river before tonight's parades.

Rebirth Brass Brand, Amanda Shaw, and many more will be performing in Woldenberg Park at the Zulu Lundi Gras festival. The party starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Zulu king and queen arrive at 5:00 p.m.

Follow this link for the Zulu Lundi Gras entertainment lineup.

Then they head up to the Riverwalk to meet Rex, the king of Carnival. The Rex arrival won't be at its usual location this year because off renovations underway at Spanish Plaza.

Rex spokesman King Logan says the arrival will happen at 6:00 p.m. as usually, just "slightly upriver, adjacent to Riverwalk, where Riverwalk meets Julia Street."

It's Mardi Gras Time

The mayor of New Orleans will temporarily ceded control of the city to Rex, who then declares that schools and businesses should close and only fun and frivolity shall reign on Fat Tuesday.

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