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Mardi Gras Krewes

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The theme for the 2022 Mardi Gras Grand Parade is

The Roaring 20's

If you are stumped with the creative process, there are several artists we can contact for you to help with your design. Feel free to ask for help. Use the float decorating suggestions and helps from other successful krewes. Refer to the Float Building Guidelines for more hints and tricks.

  • Make large props
  • Use lots and lots of glitter
  • Don’t take anything off once it is on.  Make it work.
  • Step back 12 ft and squint – it will look much better, remember the judges don’t see it up close.
  • Use BRIGHT colors
  • Apply spray paint around the edges for depth

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners!

First Place: The Bone Vivant Social Club w/ Marge Simpson⁣

Second Place: Krewe of the Mystic Knights w/ Tangled up in Blue⁣

Third Place: Afton Vice w/ Navy Blue

Parade Application Form

2020 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!

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