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

Parade Application Form

2019 Krewe Organization Pricing

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

*$350 deposit required with fee

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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