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The theme for 2017 Mardi Gras Grand Parade: Soulard Celebrates Cinema
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The mandatory krewe meeting is January 26, 2017. It will be at 7pm at the South Broadway Athletic Club, 2301 S 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104. Drivers must attend this year for important instructions. If your driver is on the road or otherwise unavailable you will need to contact the Parade Chairman.
February 13th is the deadline for paperwork consisting of your drivers license, press release, and, if needed, potty info.
February 20th is the New Krewe Run Through. Meet in the staging lot at noon.
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Applications are closed for 2017.
It is time for some movie fun! The Oscars are the day after the parade so stay in costume.
|618 Parade Brigade||The Dread Pirate Roberts|
|American Beverage Marketers||Cocktail|
|Bacchus Krewe||We’re Going to Need a Bigger Float - Jaws|
|Bannana Bike Brigade||Funtasia|
|Caholia Knights of Columbus||BackDraft|
|Construction Leadership Council Krewe||The Lego Movie|
|DRMG||Night of the Living Dead|
|Eastside Mardi Gras Association|| The Adventures of Tom Sawyer|
and Huck Finn
|Emmis Inc.||Now96.3. KSHE 95, and 105.7The Point|
|Funcarnival Krewe||Meet Me in St. Louis|
|Hop, Skip, Drunk||Soulard Over the Rainbow|
|iHeartMedia||92.3 Bull, 103.3 KLOU, 100.3 the Beat|
|King James||Animal House|
|Krewe du Carouse||The Matrix Has You|
|Krewe of Calypseaux||Leprechaun Hunters|
|Krewe of Creatively Confused||The Academy Award’s Oscars Red Carpet|
| Krewe of the Mystic Knights of |
the Purple Haze
|Krewe of Re|| Anchorman (Don’t Act Like You |
Are Not Impressed)
|Krewe of Tulane Alumni and Friends||King Creole|
|Krewe Of Vulcan||101 Dalmatians|
|Missouri Lottery||Missouri Lottery Balls|
|Moolah Air Patrol||We Fly the Children|
|Moolah Gateway 500||Moolah Gateway 500|
|Muryans Krewe||We Ain’t Afraid of No Beads!!! (Ghostbusters I)|
|Party Going Friends Krewe||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|Radio One||Hot 104.1 and Old School 95.5|
|Randall’s Wines & Spirits||Randall’s Party Train|
|Rhythmic Krewe of Belvakis||Magic Trip|
|Show Me Krewe||Dazed and Confused|
|St. Louis FC||St. Louis FC|
|Saint Louis GateKeepers||GateKeepers + Arch Rival Roller Derby|
|Strength and Pride||Wizard of Oz|
|Ta Frio, mas Ta Bom (It’s cold, but it’s good)||That Night in Rio|
|The AB Biergarten||The AB Biergarten|
|The Darkness Haunted House||Monsters and Zombies|
| The Gateway Precision Lawn |
|The Grand Sultans of Excess||Silver Screen’s Hero’s and Villains|
|The Hill Boys||THE HILL BOYS|
|The Penguin Party||Harry Potter & The Quest for …|
|The Royal Legacy Chi Team||The Royal Legacy Chi Team|
|The Lords of Mardi Gras||Austin Powers|
|WSPS (Weekend Society for the Prevention of Sobriety)||Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory|
|YOMO Moolah Mini Patrol||YOMO Moolah Mini Patrol|
Basic Krewe Information
What is Krewe?
The word “Krewe” is a generic term used to describe any carnival organization or club. The word was coined by the oldest such organization in New Orleans, the Mystic Krewe of Comus, who in 1857 believed that the word gave the club’s name an “olde-English” flavor. Here in St. Louis, the Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade is make up of many Krewes. Each float or marching group represents the efforts of an individual Krewe.
Who can have a Krewe?
You and your friends! With some effort and creativity, you and your friends can be the object of desire of hundreds of thousands of screaming revelers. What a rush!
Steps to follow to form a Krewe
- If you are going to enter a float, you will need to secure your hardware. Decide on the trailer that will be your float and tow vehicle. We also have room in the parade for a number of walking/marching Krewes. Selecting your entry type and equipment will help you decide how many people to involve and what the parade entry fee will be.
- The purpose of the parade is to entertain the crowd. To encourage creativity, there are substantial prizes for the best floats. The judges are looking for creativity, three dimensional design, adherence to theme, and so forth.
- Follow the construction guidelines for safety and reliability compliance.
- Stock up on beads!
Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!!!
First place - Mystic Knights - Wrestling at the Chase 137 points PHOTOS
Second place tie- 136 points
Banana Bikes - The Freakness PHOTOS
Affton Vice - the Mardi Gras 500 PHOTOS
2017 Krewe Organization Pricing
- Walking Krewe $200*
- Float $500*
- Business Entry $800*
- Float Sponsor $2,500*
*$350 deposit required with fee
Review the Float Construction Guidelines for helpful information.
There is still a lot of fun left in those beads! See how it is done on YouTube. Drop off your beads in a marked five gallon bucket at one of these locations: