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In the late 17th century, French King Louis XIV sent the LeMoyne brothers – Pierre and Jean-Baptiste – to defend France’s claim on the Louisiana territory in North America, which included parts of... ... read more

SF Mardi Gras Ball Videos

dj ZAQ @ SF Mardi Gras at Mezzanine - Mar 5, 2011 - A
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dj ZAQ @ SF Mardi Gras at Mezzanine - Mar 5, 2011 - A 204 views
Mardigras New Orleans 11-9-12, Rebirth Brass Band, The Mezzanine, SF, CA 19 views
ZIGABOO MODELISTE end of "Big Chief" 2/21/12 The Mezzaniine SF Mardi Gras 109 views
dj ZAQ @ SF Mardi Gras at Mezzanine - Mar 5, 2011 - B 31 views
ZIGABOO MODELISTE @THE MEZZANINE SF CA 2/21/12 27 views
ZIGABOO MODELISTE "SECOND LINE" @THE MEZZANINE SF CA 2/21/12 249 views

SF Mardi Gras Ball Description

In the late 17th century, French King Louis XIV sent the LeMoyne brothers – Pierre and Jean-Baptiste – to defend France’s claim on the Louisiana territory in North America, which included parts of what are now Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The brothers named a spot on the Mississippi River “Mardi Gras Point” in celebration of the holiday. Thus, Mardi Gras officially arrived in the United States, long before the country was even formed.

In San Francisco, the SF Mardi Gras Ball continues the centuries-long tradition by merging music from the bayou to Brazil, tossing out beads, and offering the best Mardi Gras food outside of New Orleans.

Formed in 1997, the SF Mardi Gras Ball has been called the best Mardi Gras party outside of New Orleans by publications such as AOL Music. Past performers have included the likes of Zigaboo Modeliste & The Ahhkestra and The Extra Action Marching Band.

Tickets for the SF Mardi Gras Ball usually cost around $15.

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