Krewe of Cork®

2018 Krewe of Cork® Royal Street Stroll

This event is free for Sparkling members
The Wine, Food and Fun Gang otherwise known as the Krewe of Cork®, will be parading in their wine themed costumes among the crowds in the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) during the Royal Street Stroll on Thursday, May 24th, check-in at the Hotel Mazarin Courtyard at 5.00 pm.

We shall be operating from the Hotel Mazarin Courtyard at the beginning of the event then back again for a Great Buffet and Wine.

Please remember that participation in the Stroll is free and part of the Sparkling Membership. No guests are allowed to attend this function.

 At check- in members will get an armband and receive one dozen Krewe of Cork® beads and a Krewe of Cork® Goblet.

Still members are encouraged to participate. The price for Still members is $60 per person paid in advance. This includes food and wine after the parade, one dozen Krewe of Cork® beads and a Krewe of Cork® Goblet.

Still members please Mail your check for $60.00 per person made payable to Krewe of Cork, c/o Gillian Pierce, 840 Tchoupitoulas St. Apt 206, New Orleans, LA. 70130.

Please note It is important for planning purposes that Members make reservations at   by May 15th

We will not be sending out return confirmations for this event.  

 The times for our evening are:

           5:00 pm – 5:45 pmHotel Mazarin Courtyard, 730 Rue Bienville,

When you check in you will get your arm band and one dozen Krewe of Cork beads, plus a Krewe of Cork Goblet.

Please note: The wine police will only serve Members with armbands.

          6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Parade up Royal Street and back,

          7:30 pm – 9:00pm – The parade will end at Hotel Mazarin, for more wine, and making more great                                                          memories, while we will enjoy a buffet prepared by Executive Chef Agnes Bellet

Year after year the Royal Street Stroll has been a fabulous experience and this year will almost certainly be the same. 

Our Grand Marshal TBD, King Patrick and Queen Paulette, will lead the Krewe, as we take the Royal Street Stroll up and down Royal Street.  As always, some of New Orleans finest musicians, Freddie Lonzo’s Cork Poppas from da Region, will accompany us, keeping everyone’s spirits up, while the wine police keep our glasses filled.

So get your costumes out and brush them off, our parading is not over yet!  Costumes are required, preferably wine themed, Togas optional.

For all of our new members here is a little bit of history regarding the Royal Street Stroll. The Royal Street Stroll is a support activity for NOWFE. When NOWFE first started 19 years or so ago we were asked to parade up and down Royal Street as entertainment for the NOWFE participants.  We thought it would be a lot of fun and actually got a lot of new members.  We, as a Mardi Gras Krewe, have continued this tradition. 








Our 2018 poster by famous artist Alan Flattman is for sell.  

Maybe be purchased online for $60.00 or $50.00 check or cash only.

Alan, a New Orleans native, at the age of 17, received a New Orleans Art Association Scholarship to study with the renowned regionalist painter, John McCrady, at the John McCrady Art School in the French Quarter. It was there that his lifetime interest in painting the French Quarter began. Spanning a career of over four decades, Alan Flattmann is recognized as one of America’s most outstanding and gifted artists’. He was inducted into The Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and awarded the PSA Master Pastelist distinction in 1991. He is the recipient of the 1996 American Artist Art Masters Award for pastel teacher and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1981. In conjunction with the publication of the book, “Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions”, the mayor of New Orleans officially proclaimed September 28, 2002 as Alan Flattmann Day in recognition of 25 years of success painting in the French Quarter.