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Mardi Gras Tour 2012New Orleans, La.February 17-22 2012Let’s Party with a PurposeIn efforts to help boost a still fragile economy and tourist industryrecovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and most recently the BPOil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to raising funds for the Jazz:"The First Days" restoration project Events by Lisa, in partnership withthe Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (a 501 c3 Private Organization)is pleased to announce “Party with a Purpose" Mardi Gras Tour 2012….......Mardi Gras Tour 2012 is an up close cultural experience that willintroduce you to New Orleans Jazz history, the secret traditions ofMardi Gras, and the Royal Celebrations of King and Queen Zulu...youwill enjoy a Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the CreoleQueen... Dine and eat authentic Creole Cuisine....Come and experience the rich Creole tapestry that is uniquely NewOrleans. The history, traditions, and culture, as well as the infectioussounds of the Jazz music will mesmerize you, and the cuisine willdelight you!Mardi Gras Tour 2012 consists of 6 fun filled days of excitement: Thebus leaves Atlanta on Friday, February 17, 2012 en route to NewOrleans, for the biggest celebration in the world!!! Activities include: 1. Admission to the Zulu 2012 Mardi Gras Ball (formal attire is required and strictly enforced) 2. Official New Orleans Jazz Tour provided by the Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc., Visit sites where Jazz reigned Supreme... 3. Jazz Dinner Cruise aboard the Creole Queen... 4. Mardi Gras Jubilee (Private Party) 5. Lundi Gras Festivities 6. Mardi Gras Day Parade Attractions and more..... 7. Hotel accommodations are provided by the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on the corner of Canal & Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA. ……..Laissez bon temps Roule For more information on how to join the “Party with a Purpose” and to book Mardi Gras Tour 2012, go to www.eventsbylisa.biz – click on Your Event, then Mardi Gras 2012 for more info call Lisa at (404) 585- 8410 or Robin at 678-427-8831.
Mardi Gras Tentative ItineraryFriday, February 17, 2012● Bus Loading from 7:30A – 7:55A● Bus Departs Atlanta 8:00AM (We’ll supply breakfast) ● Departure Location to be determined ● 2:00PM (Central Time Zone)Hotel Check-In (Hopefully we can get an early check – in) ● Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 ● Free Time from 2:30PM – 7:30PM (lunch on your own in New Orleans) ● 7:30PM (Meet in Hotel Lobby) Load up and head to the New Orleans Convention Center ● Zulu Ball is from 8:00PM – 3:00AM (We’ll supply dinner) ● This is a formal affair – Formal Attire Enforced(Tuxedo & Floor Length Gown Required) ● Meet back at the doors at 1:00AM for loading back on the bus and arrive back at our hotel by1:30MSaturday, February 18, 2012● Breakfast on your own● 9:30A(Meet us in the lobby for bus loading)● 10:00AM Historical Jazz Tour by Louis Armstrong Foundation ● We’ll stop for lunch (on your own)● 2:00PM end up at the Old U.S. Mint Museum● 3:30PM load back up on the bus and arrive back at our hotel by 4:30PM● Free Night on your own ● Parade suggested for tonight – ■ EndymionSunday, February 19, 2012● Free Day until 5:30PM● 6:00PM (Meet us in the lobby to walk to the Riverwalk for our Jazz Dinner ● Cruise on the Creole Queen Riverboat ● Ship boards at 7:00PM & we’ll sail from 8:00PM – 10:00PM● 10:00PM we’ll hang out in the quarters and work our way back to our hotel
Monday, February 20, 2012 Lundi Gras Day● Breakfast on your own● 9:30AM (meet in the lobby)● 10:00AM – 2:00PM ● We’re at the River front waiting for King Zulu to arrive on the river ● Lunch in the area on your own● 3:00PM – 7:00PM (Free Time) ● Parades suggested for this evening ○ Proteus ○ Orpheus● 7:15PM (Meet in the Lobby – Load up bus) Pull off at 7:30PM● 8:00PM – 12Midnight Private Mardi Gras Jubilee –(we’ll supply dinner)● 12Midnight load up for the bus and head back to our hotelFat Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Mardi Gras Day ● Breakfast on your own ● 7:00AM meet in the lobby – proceed to watch THE PARADES ● 8:00AM – Zulu ● 10:00AM – Rex ● Followed by Elks Orleans ● Followed by Crescent City ● Hospitality Room will be available with refreshments for the group from 10A – 6P ● Dinner on your own, simply enjoy your last night in THE BIG EASY!Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – Ash Wednesday ● Breakfast on your own ● 12:00N Check-out Hotel ● 12:00N – 12:30PM load up bus ● 12:30PM we’ll stop for lunch (on your own) ● 2:00PM on the road heading to the ATL ● 9:30PM(Eastern Time Zone) arrive back in Atlanta ● Location to be determined