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*$350 deposit required with fee
The waiver of fees does not apply to business or commercial floats seeking to create marketing presence in the parade or display their logo. Only official Mardi Gras Inc sponsors may create a marketing presence and display their logo in the parade in a way approved by Mardi Gras, Inc.
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.
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
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
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!
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!