Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc kicks off Carnival 2020 in New Orleans French Quarter

Carnival Season 2020 is upon us. Monday afternoon, January 6th, 2020, tens of thousands of people will flock into the French Quarter of New Orleans to watch Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc roll.

It’s a 12th night party like no other with thousands of devotees of Jeanne d’Arc dressed in medieval costumes, drinking grog from ornate goblets, and partying wildly in the streets.

Dozens of men and women on horseback will be gallivanting about wearing extraordinary costumes, and many of them will be bearing torches. Post up early on a choice piece of sidewalk and don’t budge. This is not like a second line where everything is fluid. The crowd is primarily tourists.

The parade kicks off at 201 Bienville Street at 7pm. Here’s a printable, Google walking map of the route. Hope to see y’all out there.

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