Slidell's original marching club, the Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie, will again take to the streets of Slidell on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
With the theme “Mona Breaks Free!”, the group announces a new seasonal celebration: look for them each year on the Saturday before Halloween. Though not Halloween themed, this parade invites parade goers to attend in their fear-fest finery. The parade will march (shimmy, dance, boogaloo, skip, prance) through Olde Towne Slidell starting at 7 p.m.
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 email@example.com, see the Facebook page at “Krewe of Mona Lisa and Moon Pie”, or call the parade captain, His Mostly Magnificent Magnanimous Muckiddy-Muck, Cap’n Tom, at (404) 401-9966.