Experience the French Quarter from a once-in-a lifetime point of view. Join us for the CSICon 2011 "Smarti Gras" parade and New Orleans Halloween party (costume optional). This New Orleans—style street parade will be led by a police escort and second line jazz band behind a Grand Marshal. Revelers will also receive traditional Mardi Gras beads.
Merriment and drinking will continue to the sounds of a New Orleans funk band at the legendary Tipitina's, one of New Orleans's most historic jazz venues, known internationally for its sacred music and culture.
Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.