French Quarter protests/marches: January 20 & 21, 2017

Friday, January 20th

  • The Next Right Thing
    10:30 a.m., Congo Square
    The Next Right Thing — a march of “satire and dissent” — meets at Congo Square in Armstrong Park at 9 a.m., assembles at 10:30 a.m., marches at 11 a.m. toward the Mississippi River Moonwalk and marches toward Frenchmen Street at 1 p.m. There, an “inaugural ball” will be held at clubs along Frenchmen Street. A children’s parade starts at 3 p.m. The event ends at Check Point Charlie at 6 p.m. The children’s parade encourages costumes, signs, decorated wagons and floats. Families can meet at Washington Square Park for a picnic before the children’s parade. Click here for more information.
  • J20 NOLA: Anti-Trump Inauguration Rally and March
    3 p.m., City Hall
    The rally and march begins at Duncan Plaza outside City Hall at 3 p.m. and proceeds down Loyola Avenue to Canal Street, to Magazine Street toward Poydras Street, and returns to City Hall. They are also encouraging the public boycotts work, school, and shopping on Jan. 20th. Click here for more information.

Saturday, January 21st

  • Women’s March

1 p.m., Washington Square Park

The Women’s March New Orleans will meet for a pre-march rally at Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Ave) in New Orleans at 1p.m on Saturday, January 21st. At 2p.m. they will begin their march down Elysian Fields Ave. and turn right on Decatur Street. They will cross Canal and continue on Magazine St., then turn right up Poydras Street. They will make a right on Loyola Ave. and continue left onto Perdido Street to congregate in front of City Hall at Duncan Plaza. There will be a rally at Duncan Plaza from approximately 3p.m. (or whenever the march arrives) until 5p.m. Click here for more information and a route map.

Traffic is likely to be affected by all of these events, so plan accordingly.