The balls depicted are likely celebrations of the Bon Temps organization, one of New Orleans' oldest African American Carnival societies. Members proceed into the venue, which is decorated to reflect a theme that also influences the costume choices. In one instance, the theme is "Symphony Variations," and the women wear white gowns. In another, it is "Satan's Inferno," and participants wear devil costumes. There are scenes of dancing, and a live performance from the Louis Jordan Band. There are also images of a parade, including marching bands and several floats, one carrying a banner which reads "Krewe of Klaver," an ostensible reference to the African American Catholic lay organization Knights of Peter Claver. This film was digitized with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.