*PARADE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. New date TBD.*
Slidell's original marching club, the Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie, is pleased to introduce their theme for 2021, “Mona Breaks Free!”. This arts parade will march (shimmy, dance, boogaloo, skip, prance) through Olde Towne Slidell on October 30, 2021 at 7 PM, following the conclusion of the performance of their Victorious Vicar, Vince Vance, at the Bayou Jam Concert. Vince will escort the royal court, which includes:
Queen Sarah Bonnette
King Matt Litchliter
Grand Marshal Katie Case
Grand Marshal Michelle Cramer
Though not Halloween themed, this arts parade invites parade goers to attend in their fear fest finery, contributing to the festive atmosphere. Slidell now has a new seasonal celebration: look for them each year on the Saturday before Halloween.
Mona Fest supports the arts, Olde Towne Slidell, and good humor. As such, all are invited to participate in their own way, whether it be as a member, a flambeaux torch bearer, a sponsor or a costumed viewer. Members, flambeaux and sponsors can enroll online from the website. Care to “Break Free” with Mona? Form a mini-krewe, decorate your push float, design your costumes and express yourself with creativity and wit, remembering that this is a fun, family event. No motorized vehicles allowed.
The parade begins and ends at KY's in Olde Towne Slidell, marching from Robert St. along Cleveland, Second, Erlanger and First, and ends at the 200 block of Carey Street.
Slidell's creative walking parade was founded in 1984 as the Carnival Krewe Mona Lisa and MoonPie, celebrating the season in Olde Towne Slidell. Transformed in 2018 as Mona Fest, the event featured costumed marchers, dancing clubs, brass bands, and an eclectic mix of grocery carts, bicycles and rickshaws, as well as their signature throw, the MoonPie.
Visit monalisaandmoonpie.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, see the Facebook page at “Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie”, or call the parade captain, His Mostly Magnificent Magnanimous Muckkiddy-Muck, Cap’n Tom at (404) 401-9966.