Mardi Gras Market

The Garden District Book Shop and Susan Schadt Press are teaming up to hold a Mardi Gras market full of storytimes and activities for all. The market is open to the public and will feature fun for both adults and children alike.

The festivities will kick off featuring three storytimes from local authors Michelle Dumont, Matt Haines and Madison Webb. Each storytime will come with a complementary activity for the kids to enjoy. Michelle Dumont will be bringing in her pet bulldog for all to meet and greet. Matt Haines will  lead a King Cake decorating workshop featuring Chef Martha Gilreath of The Chicory House and Nolita King Cakes. Finally, Madison Webb will be bringing costumes for kids to dress up in and coloring pages from her book for them to color. 

To complete the day, Yoni Goldstein who is the co-author of I Wanna Do That! The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes will be at The Rink beginning at 12:30 PM with a marching krewe for guests to meet. There will be a make your own Mardi Gras throw activity for kids to enjoy. 

The Chicory House will be open for guests if they need to take a break to grab a bite, and will have a specialty Mardi-Gras themed cocktail for the adults to enjoy. 


10:00 am   Matt Haines Storytime

The Little Book of King Cake

What child isn’t excited to get the baby in the king cake? But it’s not all  fun in games for third grader, Miley. After finding the baby in her slice of  cake, she is crowned Queen of her classroom and quickly learns her new power comes with responsibility.


10:45- 11:30 am   Matt Haines - King Cake Decorating 

The Big Book of King Cake

The Little Book of King Cake


11:30 am   Michelle Dumont Storytime + Phoebe Meet & Greet 

Phoebe Cakes The Bulldog A Mardi Gras Tail

From Twelfth Night to Mardi Gras, follow Phoebe, a tiny bulldog on a tail-wagging adventure through the streets of New Orleans in search of a parade just for dogs!


12:15 pm   Madison Webb Storytime + Coloring and Costume Party 

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Every young reader will delight in Mardi Gras in New Orleans by local author,

Madeline Webb. This treasurable, collectable and coveted of New Orleans’ famed Mardi Gras celebrations comes alive through this vibrant family-friendly picture book that highlights the culture, diversity, frivolity, and spirit of one of America’s most beloved cities.


12:30 - 2:30 pm Yehonahan Goldstein - Meet a Marching Krewe 

I Wanna Do That!  The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes

To celebrate the untold story of marching krewes, I Wanna Do That! Celebrating the Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes, bursts with over 200 full color photographs that document this important New Orleans-centered cultural movement.


Event date: 

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130