The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc’s primary purpose is to put on an annual walking parade celebrating the January 6 birthday of Saint Joan of Arc and year-round events celebrating the Maid of Orléans and New Orleans’ French heritage. The annual Krewe of Joan of Arc parade celebrates its 10th anniversary and rolls through the French quarter at 6pm to kick off Carnival season!
Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France and the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans. Joan was the military hero of our namesake city Orléans, France, and her golden statue in the French Market, a copy of one in Paris, was a gift to the city of New Orleans from the French people. This year, special guests from Orléans, France will toast the parade and donate parade costumes from France. The parade is followed by the city’s Tricentennial celebration fireworks on the river.