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Princess Leia Tribute Parade to Celebrate Carrie Fisher

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will celebrate Carrie Fisher’s life with a Princess Leia-themed, second line-style parade in New Orleans on Friday evening. Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the popular Star Wars film series, died yesterday at the age of 60.

According to, participants will gather at Markey Park in the Bywater at 3pm. The approximately one-hour parade will begin at 4pm, andd will travel one block north down Mazant Street before turning right on Dauphine Street. It will then turn left on Poland Avenue and make its way to Castillo Blanco (Chewbacchus’ headquarters) on the corner of Poland and St. Claude Avenue.

The Leijorettes, a marching group whose 100+ members don Princess Leia costumes, will lead the second line.

A memorial party for Fisher is slated to take place at Castillo Blanco after the parade wraps up. Local musicians will perform in her honor, though no acts have been confirmed at this time. These post-parade festivities will be free to attend, but donations will be accepted as the krewe assumes the party and parade will cost them roughly $1000.

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Star Wars-themed Mardi Gras krewe that takes its name from Chewbacca, a character in the Star Wars film series. The krewe will roll on February 18, 2017, two Saturday before Mardi Gras Day.