Mardi Gras Krewes

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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. 
Returning krewes deadline is Sept 7, 2018.

Parade Application Form

2018 Krewe Organization Pricing

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

*$350 deposit required with fee

Parade Krewe Floats 2018

Krewe Name Float Title
618 Jeeps Wicked
618 Parade Brigade Pirates of Penzance
Affton Vice Krewe Affton Vice the Musical, Grand Opening at the Muny
Americas Birthday Parade (VP org) Meet Me At…
Anheuser Busch Biergarten Meet Me in St Louis
Banana Bike Brigade Carousel
Cahokia Knights of Columbus Anything Goes
Champagne Campaign Legally Blonde
Eastside Mardi Gras Association Showboat
Emmis (KSHE, KPNT, KNOU) Emmis (KSHE, KPNT, KNOU)
The Gateway Precision LawnChair Krewe Free Seats
Grand Sultans of Excess Wizard of Oz
Hilliary's Krewe Founding Father
Hop Skip DrUnk Greased Lightning
Iheart Radio 103.3 KLOU, Z107.7, 93.7 The Bull, ALT 104.9
Krewe of Creatively Confused Seussical the Musical
Krewe of Darkness Monsters of the Muny
Krewe of Re No Nunsense
Krewe of Soulard Super Troupers Mamma Mia
Krewe of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze Meet the Mystic Knights at the Muny
Krewe of Tulane Alumni and Friends Muny Starfest
League of Retired Gentlemen White Christmas
Missouri Lottery Lotto Balls
Moolah Air Patrol Moolah Air Patrol
Moolah Shrine Gateway 500 Moolah Shrine Gateway 500
Moolah Tin Lizzie Moolah Tin Lizzie
Moolah YOMO Mini Patrol Moolah YOMO Mini Patrol
Morning Recovery Hangover Remedy
Motley Krewe Tarzan
Mr. Jim’s Krewe East Side Story
Muryans Krewe Feed Me Soulard!!! (Little Shop of Horrors)
Party Going Friends Krewe Peter Pan
Radio One Hot 104.1 and 95.5
Randall’s Wine and Spirits Randall’s Wines & Spirit Train
Rhythmic Krewe Of Belvekis Spamalot
Rock Hill Krewe A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Saint Louis GateKeepers GateKeepers + Arch Rival Roller Derby
Scott’s Bachelor Boys 1776
Show Me Krewe CATS
St. Louis Earth Day RecycleALOT
St. Louis F C St. Louis F C
The Hill Boys The Hill Boys
The Lavish Krewe of Assez Bon Coming Soon
WSPS (Weekend Society for Prevention of Sobriety) Robin Hood

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!

2018 Winners

1st Place

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze
"Meet the Mystic Knights at The Muny"
151 points

2nd Place

Banana Bike Brigade
"Carousel"
119 points

3rd Place

Americas Birthday Parade
"Meet Me At..."
116 points

Honorable Mention

Grand Sultans of Excess
"Wizard of Oz"
109 points

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