Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014Use Metro and get to Mardi Gras the easy way
Who doesn’t love, love, love the Mardi Gras parade and the several hundred thousand people watching and waiting for over a million strands of beads?
Last year we celebrated St. Louis and the floats were pretty great.
The theme of the parade in 2015 will be
Soulard Mardi Gras in St. Louis Celebrates All Things St. Valentines.
A link to the 2015 Parade Theme Announcement is available on the Mardi Gras Facebook page and here http://youtu.be/GHO6L1Wu6M0
FLOAT DESIGNS APPROVED FOR 2015
105.7 The Point
105.7 The Point - Everything Alternative
618 Parade Brigade
Death of Captain Cook
Banana Bike Brigade
The Birds and The Bees
Boys from the “Hill”
The Hill Boys
Construction Leadership Council Krewe
Building Stronger Relationships
Devil and Angel: Naughty and Nice
Eastside Mardi Gras Association
The Love Boat
Gateway Precision LawnChair Krewe
Love of Leisure - LOL
King James Krewe
St. Valentine’s Day Soulard Style
Krewe du Carouse
The Garden of Even
Krewe of Calypseaux
Krewe of Calypseaux Float #2
Chapel of Love
Krewe of Creatively Confused
Mardi Gras Sweethearts
Krewe of Gosport Nancy
The Queen of Hearts
Krewe of Re
XOXO Recipe 4 Love
Krewe of the Mystic Knights of the
Love American Style at the Coral Court Motel
Krewe of Tulane Alumni and Friends
Love Kills Slowly
Krewe of Vulcan
Hunky Hunky Burning Love: Elvis Presley
Moolah Shrine Gateway 500
Moolah Shrine Gateway 500
Mr. Jim’s Krewe
MardiGrasMatch.com a tribute to online dating
Islands in the Stream
Party Going Friends Krewe
All Things St. Valentines
Randall’s Wine And Spirits
Randalls Wine and Spirits Train
Rhythmic Krewe Belvekis
Make Love, Not War
Saint Louis GateKeepers
GateKeepers + Arch Rival Roller Girls
Show Me Krewe
Prisoners of Love
Sorry No Fish
Zombie My Valentine
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams Street Team
The Grand Sultans of Excess
50 Shades of Purple, Green, and Gold
The Roofing Krewe
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Woo Krewe
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Chugs and KISSes
Yomo Mini Patrol
Yomo Mini Patrol
Zulu Saint / Saint Louis Zulu
Zulus for love and life
Basic Krewe Information
What is a 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 Mystik Krewe of Comus who believed in 1857 that the word gave the club’s name an “olde-English” flavor.
Here in St. Louis the Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade is made 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!
Here are some of the steps to follow if you would like 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, or, we have room in the parade for a number of walking/marching Krewes if you wish to try that approach. Selecting your entry type and equipment helps you know about 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 involved 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 and stock up on beads.
There is still alot of fun left in those beads!
See how it is done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD02pO1FsWQ
Drop off your beads in one of the marked 5 gallon buckets at one of these locations for recycling:
Soulard Farmers Market www.soulardmarket.com
Great Grizzly Bear www.greatgrizzlybearsoulard.com
Joanie’s and Joanies To Go www.joaniespizzeria.com
Shameless Grounds www.shamelessgrounds.com
2015 Krewe ORGANIZATON Pricing
Walking Krewe $200*
Business Entry $800*
Float Sponsor $2,500*
*$350 deposit required with fee
Review the Float Construction Guidelines for helpful information.
1st Place - - Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze “St. Louis: 250 Years Before & After”
2nd Place - - Krewe of Calypseaux “Garden Comes Alive with Missouri Botanical Garden”
3rd Place - - Affton Vice “St. Louis Zoo: 1904 Flight Cage”
4th Place - - Rythmic Blue Belvekis “The Eads Bridge and its Inaugural Crossing
5th Place - - Banana Bike Brigade “All Things Zoo”