Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide contains 172 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. The award-winning magazine includes a history of the event; answers to the 25 most frequently asked questions; an illustrated glossary of Mardi Gras terms; and articles on New Orleans personalities, traditions and happenings. For more than three decades, the city's top writers and photographers have worked together to create a publication that has achieved genuine collectible status. With more than two million copies sold, Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide is recognized as the program to the event.

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Posted: January 19, 2015

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Mardi Gras News
Posted: January 15, 2015

The KREWE OF SLIDELLIANS will parade on January 25, as stated in the 2015 Mardi Gras Guide, and not on the 18th, which this website incorrectly posted. We apologize for the error.

Carnival's oldest gay club, the KREWE OF PERTONIUS announced the cancellation of its ball for 2015. The group hopes to return in 2016.

At the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Committee meeting yesterday, NOPD once again stated that no parade routes will be affected by construction on Jefferson or Napoleon Avenues. However, parade-goers on the neutral ground along Napoleon will have only about five feet to stand between the street and the fenced-off construction zone. No ladders will be permitted.

Posted: January 15, 2015

Arthur Hardy will be signing this Saturday at Winn Dixie, 8601 Jefferson Hwy, in River Ridge from 11 AM-1 PM and from 2-4 PM at Winn Dixie at 5400 Tchoupitoulas.

Mardi Gras News
Posted: January 14, 2015

The Krewe of Petronius, with heartfelt regret, has made the most difficult decision to forego our Bal Masque LIV. This was a collaborative decision, made by the current membership, in order to put our current funds toward the presentation of our 55th anniversary ball next year.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our family, friends, patrons and supporters. Your continued patronage into 2015-2016 will allow us to continue our preservation of Gay Carnival well beyond 2016.

We will shortly be planning and announcing our 2015-2016 Membership Rush Party and many other events. We hope to have your continued support in this coming year and for many years into the future.

To keep informed of all future Petronius events, please "Like" us on Facebook at, visit our "official" website at or email us at

Posted: January 12, 2015

Arthur Hardy will be speaking about Carnival in New Orleans and signing his 2015 Mardi Gras Guide and the fifth edition of his coffee table book, Mardi Gras In New Orleans, An Illustrated History at the East Jefferson Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie,LA 70001 at 7PM on Wednesday, January 14. Copies will be for sale on site.

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