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: December 19, 2014
I will be signing my new book MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, today Friday, December 19 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Winn Dixie, 4627 WestBank Expressway in Marrero and on Saturday, December 20 from 11 AM-1 PM at Winn Dixie, 5400 Tchoupitoulas in New Orleans.
2015 Mardi Gras Guide
Posted: December 12, 2014
The 2015 Mardi Gras Guide went to press at 10 AM Friday, December 12.
Distribution of the magazine begins shortly after Christmas, when a digital version of the 39th annual edition will also be released for the same $4.99 price.
Order at www.mardigrasguide.com
Posted: November 06, 2014
The fifth revised (2014) edition of my coffee table book, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, An Illustrated History, has arrived from the printer and is available with free shipping from my site, www.mardigrasguide.com.
I will be doing several book signings, starting this Saturday from 1-3 PM at Winn Dixie, 3008 Holiday Drive in Algiers.
ENDYMION ANNOUNCES THE BIG, REALLY BIG ONE!
Posted: October 02, 2014
Endymion founder and Captain, Ed Muniz, announced some of the celebrity riders and performers for Mardi Gras' Main Event, the Krewe of Endymion Parade & Extravaganza! Endymion rolls on the streets and into the Superdome on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015. Country music superstar, Luke Bryan will headline the Extravaganza along with Simply Irresistible, Groovy 7 and The Wise Guys!
America's largest neighborhood block party kicks it all off on Saturday, February 14th at noon. Samedi Gras attendance swells to 35,000+ and features area favorites the Topcats, Groovy 7 and The Bucktown All Stars! Endymion rolls after Samedi Gras at 4:30 on the traditional Mid-City route!
Posted: September 18, 2014
The Krewe of ISIS, which has been parading in Jefferson Parish for more than forty years, has no plans to change its name because of current events in the Middle East. The captain said:
"No name change here. We ARE the Krewe of Isis, not an acronym and for 43 years our name has represented a wonderful group of woman who are proud American and who will not give in or give up a title we have created and maintained with dignity and pride!"
Meanwhile, the Order of Isis in Mobile is going to parade under the name OOI for the foreseeable future.
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