There are three Super Sunday Mardi Gras celebrations that happen each year. Mardi Gras Indians from all parts of New Orleans come together for a procession that displays their unity and amazing artistry. At the end of the procession, there is a big festival with music, food, children's activities, and more.
Uptown Super Sunday is the first of these celebrations. It will happen on Sunday, March 18 centered around A.L. Davis Park (Washington Ave. and LaSalle St.). It begins at 11a, where Indian tribes will face off to find out whose suit is the prettiest. Around 1p, a second line procession will leave the park, heading north on LaSalle St.
Simon Bolivar. Ave. to S. Claiborne Ave.
LEFT on S. Claiborne to Washington Ave.
LEFT onto Washington
RETURN to A.L. Davis Park
Hot 8 Brass Band, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, TBC Brass Band, Big Al Carson DJ Captain Charles, DJ Jubilee, Young Men Olympian, Lady Buckjumpers, the BRW Singing Group and more will also be in attendance.
Below, hear our interview with Big Chief Brian Harrison of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society. He talks with host Action Jackson about the good work this gang is doing for the young people of our community, including literacy programs and involving new children in the masking tradition.