3/1/11 at 12:03 PM
The Estate of New Toulouse will be having their Third Annual Mardi Gras celebrations from Sunday, March 6th, 2011 through Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Their actual Mardi Gras Parade is on Sunday, March 6 from 11:00am - 1:00pm SLT.
Like New Orleans, New Toulouse has "Krewes", or teams, that work together to create floats and that ride them together during the parade. A Krewe can be anywhere from two to five people. Krewe members toss items to the parade audience and shout to them, as well as to the Krewes on other floats.
The citizens of New Toulouse and other sims are busy preparing their floats, and the parade promises to be the best yet! Float entries are accepted until noon on March 5, so if you are inclined.. contact Estate Owner Gabrielle Riel as soon as you can.
The full Mardi Gras schedule follows.
New Toulouse Mardi Gras Festival
Sunday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 8
Mardi Gras Exhibit at Toussaint l'Ouverture Library
Open Houses - Specific New Toulouse Merchants and Artists have open shops during the Festival and are offering sales or special items
Sunday the 6th
11:00am - 12:30pm SLT - Mardi Gras Parade with dancing the square
7:30-8:30pm SLT - Costumed Street Dancing
Residents and visitors don wild and creative attire and masks and visit the Open House shops
8:30pm - ? -
The Opening of the "Nightmare Visions" Exhibit at The Chaos Faerie in New Toulouse Bourbon
Monday the 7th
1:00pm-2:00pm SLT - Costumed Street Dancing
6:00pm-8:30pm - Mardi Gras Party at Madhu's
Tuesday the 8th
12:00am - 2:00am - The Mardi Gras Day Kick-Off Party
at Le Vieux Canal Jazz Club in New Toulouse Algiers
12:30-2:00pm SLT - The Absinthe Ball at l'Hôtel Spiritueaux
7:30-9:00pm SLT - The Absinthe Ball at l'Hôtel Spiritueaux
Photographs of New Toulouse by Mr PJ Trenton