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Riverwalk’s 35th Annual Lundi Gras

February 28, 2022

Riverwalk’s 35th Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza is a New Orleans tradition, taking place the day before Fat Tuesday.
Join us on Monday, February 28 from 12-6:30pm on Spanish Plaza!
This FREE and open to the public event features live music from some of New Orleans’ favorite performers, local food and drink vendors, and a fireworks display on the Mississippi. The event culminates with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival. Upon arrival, Rex greets thousands of visitors who have traditionally gathered along the river to watch the processions, while welcoming the King of Zulu.
The Mayor of New Orleans traditionally takes the stage to hand over the keys to city to Rex, who declares Fat Tuesday a day of fun and revelry for all. The ceremony is then followed by an extravagant firework display over the River, prior to Monday night parades rolling through downtown New Orleans.
– 12:10 PM | Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots
– 2:10 PM | Young Pinstripe Brass Band
– 4:15 PM | Cowboy Mouth
– 6:00 PM | Arrival of Rex, King of Carnival