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Parade Krewes

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.




Float Decoration

 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 
 Purple Reign
 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
 Roofing Krewe  Slashers
 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
Chair Krewe 
 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
 VP Krewe tbd
 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. 


Bead Recycling

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: 


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