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Mardi Gras Krewes

By Arthur Hardy


Carnival’s fourth oldest parading group was founded 75 years ago by the Westside Social and Carnival Club and presented its inaugural parade with a single float on Fat Tuesday, 1933. The all-male krewe takes its name from an abbreviation of Algiers, Louisiana – the New Orleans westbank community through which it travels. Alla staged 10 river parades and nearly 30 tableau balls at the Municipal Auditorium before reorganizing under the auspices of the Golden Gryphon Society in 1978. Alla traditionally presents the largest parade on the westbank.

Alla Route Map

Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras GuideFor more information on this parade's theme, riders, bands, and throws for this year, order the premier guide to everything Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Arthur Hardy's award-winning Mardi Gras Guide contains 164 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. Click here to order the guide online.
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