Route Change For The 2019 Joan Of Arc Parade
The 11th Annual Joan of Arc Parade will take place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 7 p.m. This year parade will start at Decatur and Bienville streets (rather than at Decatur and Toulouse). Line-up will take place on Front Street (map). Foot soldiers report at 4:30 p.m. to unload the truck. Full members arrive no later than 5:30 p.m.
What Else is New
The 2019 court features:
- King Alexandre Vialou (economist for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and past president of Alliance Francaise) portraying King Charles VII
- Queen Liz Williams (founder and director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum) portraying Queen Yolande of Aragon
- Maid of Honor Alyssa Fortier (Mount Carmel Academy) portraying Joan of Arc
The Passing of the Swords: Changing krewe leadership
- Captain Amy Kirk Duvoisin named Costume Director Antoinette de Alteriis and Membership Director Amanda Helm as Co-Captains as she will step back to be Founder and Captain Emeritus. The three will continue to work together as the “A-Team.” Read Amy’s “Passing of the Swords” speech.
Joyeux Anniversaire, Jeanne d’Arc!
Celebrating St. Joan of Arc’s birthday and Twelfth Night, this annual walking parade is a medieval-themed theatrical procession, inspired by Joan’s time in 1400s France. Joan of Arc liberated the citizens of Orleans, France, from a British siege in her first victory in 1429—resulting in her moniker “The Maid of Orleans.” Our parade honors our own unofficial patron saint, The Maid of New Orleans: the beloved golden French Quarter statue, a gift to the City of New Orleans from France in the 1950s, and our French history and heritage. It’s a short, family-friendly parade — quirky, whimsical and spiritual.