NEW ORLEANS (Press Release) – At today’s press conference, attended by several Council members and other local and state dignitaries, event officials announced that the popular Algiers Mardi Gras Fest will celebrate its third annual Mardi Gras. have announced that they will be returning to the daytime soiree. The 2023 family-friendly festival takes place on Saturday, February 4th in New Orleans Federal City. Serving as his grand marshal for the 2023 event is recently retired Court of Appeals Judge Edwin A. Lombard.
At the press conference, officials confirmed that entertainment headliners for this year’s festival will be James Andrews, Brass-A-Holricks, Louisiana Music Hall Hall of Famer Amanda Shaw, and R&B soul singers Big Frank/Lil. • Frank, US Marine Corps Reserve Band, LB Landry Choir.
The mile-long parade, scheduled at 9:00 a.m. to kick off the February 4th event, will feature Alice Hart, Martin Bearman, NOMMA, Edna Kerr and LB Landry’s marching band, as well as the NOMTOC crew and Mohawk. Hunters Mardi Gras Indians participate.
Also unveiled at today’s press conference was the official poster for the 2023 Algiers Mardi Gras Festival, designed by Cadet Andres Perez, a student at the New Orleans Maritime and Military Academy (NOMMA).
Free and family-friendly, the festival aims to bring Mardi Gras to the historic Algiers neighborhood, just across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans. First held in 2020, the festival will be his third after being canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Event Founder and CEO Oscar Rainey said: “Our first two festivals of his have been a huge hit with our family and we are committed to returning for something bigger and better in 2023. To be the premier free festival in all of New Orleans is on track. There is no mistake.”
For more information and updates on the Algiers Mardi Gras Festival, visit facebook.com/AlgiersMardiGrasFest.