2016 Inaugural Mardi Gras Ball was a SELLOUT!

The first Mardi Gras Ball in Roswell, Georgia was held on February 6, 2016. The Krewe of Voilà hosted this inaugural event - Bow Ties & Pearls, and it was a SELLOUT. You don’t want to miss this event; buy your tickets today!

Mardi Gras Flyer front

Did you know New Orleans did not host the first North American Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is believed to have arrived in North America on March 3, 1699, when the French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville camped about 60 miles downriver from the future site of New Orleans. Knowing it was Fat Tuesday back in France, Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras and held a small gala. A few years later, French soldiers and settlers feasted and wore masks as part of Mardi Gras festivities in the newly founded city of Mobile (present-day Alabama). To this day, Mobile claims to have the oldest annual Mardi Gras celebration in the United States.

Voilà Salon at the 2016 Mardi Gras Ball
Voilà Salon at the 2016 Mardi Gras Ball