Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014

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Parade Krewes





 Parade Krewe floats 2018

Krewe Name

Float Title

Americas Birthday Parade  
(VP org)

Meet Me At … . .

Anheuser Busch Biergarten

Meet Me in St Louis

Banana Bike Brigade


Carts of the Creatively Confused

Annie Get Your Gun

Eastside Mardi Gras Association




The Gateway Precision LawnChair Krewe

Free Seats

Grand Sultans of Excess

Wizard of Oz


Greased Lightning

Krewe of Creatively Confused

Seussical the Musical

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

Moolah Air Patrol

Moolah Air Patrol

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Moolah YOMO Mini Patrol

Moolah YOMO Mini Patrol

Motley Krewe

Pump Boys and the Dinettes

Muryans Krewe

Feed Me Soulard!!! (Little Shop of Horrors)

Party Going Friends Krewe

Peter Pan

Randall’s Wine and Spirits

Randall’s Wines & Spirit Train

Rhythmic Krewe Of Belvekis


Saint Louis GateKeepers

GateKeepers + Arch Rival Roller Derby

Show Me Krewe


The Hill Boys

The Hill Boys

WSPS (Weekend Society for Prevention of Sobriety)

Robin Hood


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!


2018 Krewe Organization Pricing

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

*$350 deposit required with fee

Review the Float Construction Guildelines 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: