Is the Endymion Ball a black-tie affair?


Quick Answer

The Endymion Extravaganza, the Krewe of Endymion's official ball held immediately after the parade is open to those who purchase tickets and has a black-tie dress code. On ball invitations, the dress code specifically indicates that long, ankle-length evening dresses for women and black ties for men are required.

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In 2015, two female couples were admitted to the ball after being briefly detained because one woman in each couple wore a tuxedo, contrary to the officially published rules.

In 2015, the price for a ticket to the Endymion Extravaganza was $180, and the organization sold 17,500 tickets to the event. Alcohol is not provided at the ball, but guests can purchase food on-site and can bring food or alcohol with them.

The Krewe of Endymion also has a formal coronation ball just for members about one month before the parade, which is also a black-tie event.

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