Post Mardi Gras Neighborhood Forum is Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6p.m. at the MGI office (2200 Dolman Avenue, where Ann Ave dead ends at Highway 55)

Mardi Gras Krewes

Download the following pdfs related to forming a Krewe:

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!

First Place: Affton Vice - Kiss Final Tour: Soulard

Second Place Tie: Muryans Krewe - Boaty McBeadface (Floating McDonald's) and Krewe of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze - 30 Years of Years of MKPH

Third Place: Krewe of Soulard Super Troupers - Soulard Salutes 40 years of Animal House

The parade theme for 2019

40 Years of Magic, Music, and Memories

Party like it is 1980, or 1981, or 1982, or 1983, or 1984, or 1985, or 1986, or 1987, or 1988, or 1989, or 1990, . . . . .

The Mardi Gras Bud Light Grand Parade is March 2, 2019. 

Parade Application Form

2019 Krewe Organization Pricing

  • Walking Krewe $200*
  • Float $500*
  • Business Entry $800*
  • Float Sponsor $2,500*

*$350 deposit required with fee

2019 Grand Parade Krewes

Krewe Name    -      Float Title

105.7 - The Point

501st Legion and Rebel Legion - Star Wars

618 Jeeps - Boom Box Krewe of Mixed Tapes

618 Parade Brigade - The Pirate Krewe of St. Louis

Affton Vice - Kiss Final Tour: Soulard

Americas Birthday Parade - Sharknado - Enough Said

Anheuser Busch Brewery Experiences - Space Race

Banana Bike Brigade - Iconic Soulard

Bartolino's Family of Restaurants - 21 Years of Memories

Brought to You Media - Thanks to Our Sponsors

Creatively Confused Kart Krewe - Karting Back to the Future

Eastside Mardi Gras Association - Rollin' On The River 70's Style

Fredbird - Fredbird!

Gateway Precision Lawnchair Krewe - Bad Fadz

Grand Marshal - Bob Brinkman

Hillary's Krewe - Founding Fathers

Honky Tonk Krewe - Down to the Honky Tonk

Hop Skip Drunk - Cheers to 40 Years

iHeart Media - Z107.7, 93.7 The Bull, 103.3 KLOU, Majic 103.7, 100.3 The Beat, ALt 104.9

J Krewe - Party Like It IS 1984

Krewe du Carouse - 90's Jock Jams

Krewe of Darkness - Thriller

Krewe of Re - Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right

Krewe of Soulard Super Troupers - Soulard Salutes 40 years of Animal House!

Krewe of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze - 30 Years of Years of MKPH

Krewe of Tulane Alumni & Friends - Bad Mardi Gras Memories

KSHE95 - Real Rock Radio

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500 - Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Moolah YOMO Mini-Patrol - Moolah YOMO Mini-Patrol

Muryans Krewe - Boaty McBeadface (Floating McDonald's)

Official Hurricane Mix of Mardi Gras STL - Finest Call Hurricanes

Party Going Friends Krewe - 80's Baby!!!

Peoples Joy -

Radio One - Hot 104.1 & 95.5

Randall's Wines & Spirits - Randall's Party Train

Rhythmic Krewe of Belvekis - Happy St Patrick’s Day Parades

Rock Hill Krewe - Party Like It's 1999

Show Me Krewe - A Great Day for a Ballgame

St. Louis Blues - The Blues!

St. Louis County and Yellow Taxis

St. Louis Earth Day - RecycALOT

St. Louis FC - St. Louis Football Club

St. Louis GateKeepers - GateKeepers and Arch Rival Roller Derby

St. Louis Renaissance Fair - Ren Fair Fun

Ta Frio Mas Ta Bom - Ayrton Senna

The Grand Sultans of Excess - Back Where it All Began

The Hill Boys - The Hill Boys

The Lavish Krewe of Assez Bon - The Lavish Float

The Original Tin Lizzie Patrol - Tin Lizzies

VFW Vander Clute Riders Krewe - Military and patriotic design

Vices & Virtues Krewe - Vices & Virtues 2019

WSPS - (Weekend Society for the Prevention of Sobriety) - MTV

What is a Krewe?

The word "Krewe" is used to describe any carnival organization or club. It was originally coined in 1857 by New Orleans' the Mystic Krewe of Comus. They wanted to give their club's name an "olde-English" flavor. In present-day St. Louis, the Bud Light Grand Parade is made up of many, many Krewes, with each one represented by a marching group or float

Can I Start a Krewe?

Grab your friends and family and let's do this! With some effort and creativity, you and your friends can take center stage amongst the thousands of screaming fans, just begging for beads. What a rush!

How to Form a Krewe

If your Krewe is going to enter a float, then you will need to secure your hardware, including a trailer for your float and a tow vehicle. Otherwise, we have plenty of room in the parade for walking/marching Krewes. Once you figure out how you would like to participate and how many of you to register, you'll be ready for the parade!

For those who show the most creativity and really get the crowd going, we will be awarding prizes to the very best Krewes. Don't just come along for the ride, be the Krewe that brings down the house.

And, most importantly, don't forget to follow the guidelines for safety and reliability compliance. Oh, and stock up on the beads!

2019 Grand Parade Prizes

1st Place $2,000

2nd Place $1,000

3rd Place Free entry next year



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Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
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