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Lundi Gras Customer Appreciation Night w/ Rhythm Town Jive (New Orleans Second Line)
February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at PHB for Lundi Gras Customer Appreciation Night with Rhythm Town Jive (New Orleans Second Line)
Lundi Gras Festival began in 1993 from an idea by George Rainey of Zulu and Ms. Karen Noles of the Audubon Nature Institute. The purpose of this activity was to have an event along the riverfront the Monday before Mardi Gras Day involving Zulu Float Characters and culminating with the arrival of King and Queen Zulu.
THUS THE ZULU LUNDI GRAS FESTIVAL WAS BORN.
The Zulu Lundi Gras Festival attracts an average of 150,000 revelers to Woldenberg Park each year. As a matter of fact, the University of New Orleans states that the Zulu’s Lundi Gras Festival economic impact to the City of New Orleans is estimated to be $ 5 Million Dollars for this one-day event.
Although King Zulu now arrives the day before Fat Tuesday on Lundi Gras Day, the excitement has not changed. In fact, the festival continues to grow each year and has made a positive impact on the economy of the Riverfront of New Orleans. It has taken a part of the riverfront — Woldenberg Park, an area that was inactive for many years — to one of the busiest areas filled with activities for all to enjoy.
The Zulu Lundi Gras Festival, a traditional day of merriment the day before Mardi Gras, truly keeps with the saying “The Greatest Free Show On Earth!”