The Krewes of Zulu and Argus will meet in their annual toast to Carnival at Rivertown in Kenner on Monday (Feb. 27) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The band Groovy 7 will play at 11:30 a.m., and there will be food and crafts. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn and the Kenner Council will greet royalty from the krewes.
If you don't get a chance to make the Rivertown event, you can still see Zulu royalty, when they arrive at 5 p.m. at the 24th annual Lundi Gras Festival hosted by the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club on Monday (Feb. 27). The fest is from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River. The free festival will feature award winning entertainers performing on three stages.
See the full Lundi Gras fest schedule here.
It will be a long day for Argus King Elie Khoury and King Zulu Adonis Expose, who told reporter Jennifer Larino he probably won't even sleep Monday night
Larino wrote: "Expose will be waking his family in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday to get ready for the Zulu parade (which rolls at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Uptown) -- make-up and costuming starts promptly at 3 a.m. He doesn't expect to get much sleep anyway."
"Can you see me sleeping Lundi Gras night knowing that I'm the king?" Expose joked.
Argus rolls at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Metairie. Khoury told reporter Littice Bacon-Blood that he's watched the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade from his Basin Street condo for years.
"We're fortunate to have Zulu come to Rivertown and it's going to be a kick," he said. "I've always loved Zulu."