Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Cincinnatus Club do?

The Cincinnatus Club is the organization that sponsors and supports the Legion of Mars Mardi Gras Krewe.  It is a social club that holds court at its formal, albeit military-themed, Ball and parades during Carnival, annually.

The purpose of the organization is as follows:

  •  First and foremost, to honor the past and present members of the Armed Forces, their families, and to provide the citizens of New Orleans a military-themed Mardi Gras Krewe.
  •  To encourage camaraderie among Krewe members by participating in activities of a patriotic and social nature.
  •  To conduct philanthropic activities to the benefit of military members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces and/or their families.
  •  To foster participation in Krewe activities by making all activities affordable by all members, regardless of rank or socioeconomic stature.

Who can be a member?

Membership is annual and open to both male and females as an exclusive private and social non-profit organization.  To qualify for membership, you must be twenty-one (21) years of age and above all, of good moral character, a member of the military, retired military, friend of the military (civilian) or veteran honorably discharged and be willing to support the Krewe’s purpose and strive to preserve the Krewe for future generations.  Members may also be sponsored by current members.   However, qualifying military members must always make up a majority of the Krewe.

How much are annual dues?

All military (current & prior), their families and any friends of the military are cordially invited to apply for membership.  We are in our 6th year and are going strong.  We have a great ball and parade, as well as other activities such as a Veteran's Day social, Annual meeting & Crawfish Boil, and various philanthropic events such as laying flags on Veterans' graves for Memorial Day.

We are implementing some changes for the upcoming year, which runs from 1 July 2018 through 30 June 2019, and includes the 2019 Ball and Parade.  We are doing our best to ensure that our dues remain among the lowest in the city, but with a quality ball and parade.  As initiated last year, all riders must be members, unless they are a first-time guest of a member.

This year we will have “EARLY BIRD” rates; those who pay their membership fees by 31 July 2018 will pay less than those who pay 1 Aug 2018 or later.  

Below is our membership structure and fees:

Individual Membership:                        Before 7/31/2018       After 8/01/18


1 membership, 2 ball invitations                $400                             $450


1 membership & riding fee for member,     $500                             $550

2 invitations to our ball                                                                                                                

Couples Membership:


2 memberships, 2 ball invitations                $550                            $600


2 memberships, 2 ball invitations                $750                            $800

and riding fees for both members                                 

Junior Membership (must be under 30 in CY of ball and parade)


1 membership, 2 ball invitations                  $300                            $350


1 membership & riding fee for member,       $400                            $450

2 ball invitations to our ball                                        

Come join the Legion of Mars Mardi Gras Krewe, one of the best in the area!


Why Mars (The God of War)?

Unlike Ares, the Greek God of War, who was viewed primarily as a destroyer, Mars used military power to secure peace.

Is there a Ball?

Yes! The 2018 Legion of Mars Ball will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113 from 6:30-12AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Members can include one FREE guest during their registration, but any additional guest will need to be added separately at a cost of $125 each. See the BALL Tab.


The Cincinnatus Club

 P.O. Box 24250

New Orleans, Louisiana 70184

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