The annual King’s Ball (renamed Queen’s Ball in leap years) is a French-inspired celebration of music and dancing that was held in historic Ste. Genevieve more than 250 years ago. Just as in years gone by, guests of all ages are invited to join in the merriment of the annual King’s Ball. Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to dress in French Colonial costume adding to the ambience. The musical ensemble provides instructions for traditional dances. Later everyone holds their breath to see who finds a bean or baby Jesus in their piece of King’s Cake. They will reign over events for the year. Guests are welcome to bring a basket of snacks for their enjoyment, and there will be a cash bar for refreshments. Proceeds from the King’s Ball benefits the Foundation for Restoration of Ste Genevieve.