With a theme of "Olympus 30 Years Later," the Krewe Of Olympus celebrated its 30th annual carnival ball on Jan. 20 at the Cajundome Convention Center Ballroom.
Reigning over the festivities were King Ares XXX Danny Clay LeBlanc Jr. and Queen Athena XXX Logan Claire Richard.
Mardi Gras revelers, lead by Courir De Mardi Gras from the Church Point Saddle Tramp Arena with chickens in hand, kicked off the celebration.
Entering first was last year’s King Ares XXIX A.J. Miller and Queen Athena XXIX Carolyn Cormier Stoute.
Ball Captain Harold Lee Domingue, who served as King Ares XXVIII, then introduced Robin Leblanc, wife of this year's king, and the queen's parents, Donald and Karla Richard.
Duke Donald James Chauvin and Maid Sadie Kathyrn Chauvin represented the color purple and the city of New Orleans.
Duke Michael Edward Foster and Maid Sydney Nicole Boudreaux represented the color gold and costumes inspired by Native Americans and the tribes of the Mardi Gras Indian Nation.
Duke Evan Joseph Maurer and Maid Chelsea Morgan Noel represented the color green and horseback riders wearing colorful costumes from Courir De Mardi Gras and Gumbo.
Duke Darrin D. Menard and Maid Devyn Christine Chiasson represented the color red and the Zydeco music created with the accordion and washboard.
The royal jester was Danni Gallet, daughter of Phil and Melodie Gallet.
A special invitation from the Greater Southwest Mardi Gras Association was presented to King Ares and Queen Athena from the Top Hat Girls, Cindi Legé and Kristina Lane.