Route Change For The 2019 Joan Of Arc Parade

Joan Of Arc Parade Route ChangesThe 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:

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.