SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2023 - 8AM Shotgun Start - Cash Prizes & More!
Join us once again as The Legion of Mars storms the fairways and bombards the greens of Timberlane Country Club at our Annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament! Register your Foursome, Sponsor a Hole or Contest, and find out MORE HERE!
The Legion of Mars is the only Mardi Gras Parade with a membership comprised of Active Duty and Veteran Military and First Responders, and Patriotic Civilian friends and supporters, and presents a “Parade of Patriots,” riding on themed floats saluting each branch of the Armed Forces, plus local police and fire departments and other first responders.
The U.S. Marine Corps Band leads our parade down St. Charles Avenue. We celebrate with the best High School Bands and ROTC units in the region, riders on horseback, current and antique military vehicles, numerous celebrity guests, AND even airborne military flyovers!!
Legion of Mars officially became New Orleans’ newest chartered Mardi Gras Parade in 2023, making its maiden voyage as an independent Carnival Organization that same year, but we have been parading 11 years! Mars was founded in 2013 by a group of combat veterans wanting to honor past and present Military and First Responders in a way truly unique to New Orleans.
Each year nearly half of Mars’ riders will enjoy their voyage down the Avenue courtesy of the Legion of Mars’ philanthropy, funded by its members and numerous local individuals and business donors. Included in that number is an extraordinary group of Wounded Combat Veterans, who will ride on Mars’ signature Purple Heart Salute float.
Mars Members also enjoy brotherhood and comradery celebrating service and love of country at our Annual Parade Ball, Veterans Day Golf Tournament, Annual Member BBQ, Memorial Day Flag Laying, Volunteering at the VA, and supporting numerous other worthy Veterans organizations in the region by joining their efforts and lending a helping hand!
Our Membership levels span from just $475 for Non-Riders, up to just $1725 for an All-Inclusive Parade-Throws-Ball ticket package that promises to be the experience of a lifetime!
Veteran and First Responder discounts are available! Find out more here:
Whether you Ride, attend our Annual Ball, or simply love what we're doing, every supporter's contribution helps make a Hero's life more special. A percentage of every dollar spent goes to fund a Hero's ride with Mars, and helps us make a difference in Veterans' lives away from Carnival Season.
Sponsor a Hero's Ride or Simply make a Donation to the MARS HERO FUND.