This year’s Halloween Parade was a ball! Here’s a small group of pictures – hope everyone can make it back next year!
It’s that time of year again..
The festivities for this year start at 10am, with the actual parade leaving Molly’s at 5:30pm. The “standard fare” of entertainment will accompany the parade, consisting of (but not limited to) a firetruck, bands, jugglers, stiltwalkers, monkeys (I wish), etc. This is the Traditional Jim Monaghan Parade.
Check it out at Molly’s site.
Ok, everybody loves a parade, right? And everybody loves Lower Decatur, right? So, a parade on Lower Decatur is a natural, right? Well, hold on to your costumes kids, we’ve got two this year.
The first is the “666th annual Halloween Parade” leaving Flanagan’s Pub, 625 St. Phillip Street, at 10pm on Saturday, October 28th, ending at the Whirling Dervish, 1135 Decatur Street. There the party will rage into the wee hours.
The second parade is the traditional “Jim Monaghan’s Halloween Parade” on ,oddly enough, Halloween. That’s Tuesday, October 31st at 5:30pm leaving from Molly’s , 1107 Decatur Street, and wandering around the quarter before heading back to Molly’s.
Thanks to everyone who made our first event possible, especially the Lower Decatur Merchants Association for donating all the treats and supplies. Thanks to Chuck from Tyler’s Pride Produce for finding us the perfect pumpkins. Also, we’d all like to thank Dan from the Noomoon Tribe for loaning us his tables. And finally thanks to the parents and kids who painted thier hearts out.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day.
Wicked Orleans, at 1201 Decatur Street, is having a sale tommorrow Friday the 13th, so all you guys and gals can be dressed for the Halloween season.
All mens and womens tee shirts are 50% off,
all Harley Davidson and Durango boots are 50% off,
and everything else in the store is 20% off.
Plus they will be open from 11am-8pm, so you don’t have any excuse not to drop in and shop.
Let them know LowerDecatur.com sent you!!
The Lower Decatur Merchants Association and LowerDecatur.com have teamed up to sponsor a new annual event for the kids of New Orleans. Inspired by the traditional fall pumpkin sales at the French Market’s produce shed, we present:
Kids of all ages are invited to the 400 block of Governor Nichols (between Decatur Street and French Market Place) on Saturday October 14th from Noon to 3pm. We’ll be painting pumpkins which will be available for a nominal cost (you may bring your own). All of the decorating materials will be provided. Trick-or-Treat bags will be given to all the kids. Other activities include Magic Shows, Balloon art, and Giant Bubble blowing. Costumes are encouraged.
Saturday, October 14th Noon – 3pm
400 Block of Governor Nichols (Next to Mojo Lounge)
A special thanks goes out to our own Tyler’s Pride Produce, located at 67-81 French Market Place, for helping us stock our pumpkin patch. If you ever need wholesale produce in the city be sure to give Chuck a call at (504) 561-8286