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

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Parade Krewes

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.

 

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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

KREWE

FLOAT DESIGN

DESCRIPTION

105.7   The Point

105.7   The Point - Everything Alternative

St. Louis’ Everything Alternative Radio Station

618 Parade Brigade

Death of Captain Cook

February 14, 1779, Captain James Cook, the English explorer and navigator, is murdered by natives of Hawaii during his third visit to the Pacific island group.

Banana Bike Brigade

The Birds and The Bees

It’s the basics of love.  20 bikes decorated as the birds and the bees.

Boys from the Hill

The Hill Boys

Guest entry.

 Construction Leadership   Council Krewe

Building Stronger Relationships

Relationships relate to Valentine’s Day.

Digger Krewe

Devil and Angel: Naughty and Nice

It is good to be naughty.

DRMG

Summer Lovin’

A beach theme with palm trees and beach chairs.

Eastside Mardi Gras Association

The Love Boat

A large ship full of normal people. During the short cruise they solve their problems and live happy and in love.

Gateway Precision LawnChair Krewe

Love of Leisure - LOL

The love of tubed aluminum, strategically wrapped with patterned webbed nylon -
  what’s not to love?

Hillary’s Krewe

Founders Float

Legacy entry.

Jeff Co TC

Get Hooked On Love

Float looks like a boat or water with colorful fish and krewe in fishing outfits or fish costumes.

Kilted Krewe

Love Shack

Love rules at the Love Shack. Both male and female members wear kilts. 

Krazee Krewe

Kisses

Chocolate kisses – a Valentines must see.

Krewe du Carouse

The Garden of Even

The “first couple”… Adam and Eve…however, we think Adam and Eve is too exclusive so we introduce 2 new first couples… Adam and Steve, and Alice and Eve.

Krewe of Calypseaux

Kiss Cam

Watch for yourselves on the big screen.

Krewe of Calypseaux Float #2

Chapel of Love

Vegas Wedding Chapel  - brides, grooms, and Elvis.

Krewe of Creatively Confused

Single Awareness Day… aka Death to Cupid

 

Krewe of Gosport Nancy

The Queen of Hearts

Alice in Wonderland -the croquet court and queen of hearts.

Krewe of Re

XOXO 
 

Conversation Hearts - a staple for every Valentine’s Day! 
 

Krewe of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Love American Style at the Coral Court Motel

The No-Tell Motel with a Touch of Class was surely a Valentine’s Day destination.

Krewe of Tulane Alumni and Friends

Love Kills Slowly

The heartbreak of love.  A jumbo broken heart will hover over the float.

Krewe of Vulcan

Hunky Hunky Burning Love

Everyone will be wearing Elvis costumes, plus Priscilla and Col. Tom parker thru the years.

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500

Everyone loves the go carts.

Mr. Jim’s Krewe

MardiGrasMatch.com a tribute to online dating

This honors dating in the 21st century.

Muryans Krewe

Islands in the Stream

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are an iconic duo.

Party Going Friends Krewe

Valentines Depends on Cupids

Hearts, Cupids, roses, Cupids, and more Cupids.

Randall’s Wine And Spirits

Randalls Wine and Spirits Train

They make every one look good.

Rhythmic Krewe Belvekis

Make Love, Not War

A tribute to the 1960s era of free love.

Saint Louis GateKeepers

GateKeepers + Arch Rival Roller Girls

Special routines and couples skates.

Show Me Krewe

Prisoners of Love

Valentine’s day is for people trapped in love.  Krewe will be dressed as cops, and inmates.

Sorry No Fish

Zombie My Valentine

Zombie’s need love too: looking for a date (or snack) for Valentine’s day.

Spin Off’s

Jungle Love

All sorts of jungle animal couples.

St. Louis Cardinals

Fredbird

Our favorite bird!

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams Street Team

Feel  the love from Rampage and his crew.

The Grand Sultans of Excess

50 Shades of Purple, Green, and Gold

Play on current movie/novel 50 Shades of Grey.

The Roofing Krewe

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day isn’t only about candy and cupid, it’s also about 1920s gangsters and
 flappers.

The Woo Krewe

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Typical start to many Valentine’s Day cards. Floral display of larger than life roses, violets, and bumble bees. 

VP Krewe

VP Parade

Design to be announced.

WSPS

Chugs and KISSes

Chugs and KISSes.  This demonstrates the importance of a Valentine s Day hug and the partying mentality of our krewe!  A recreated stage of the band, KISS.

Yomo Mini Patrol

Yomo Mini Patrol

Everyone loves the go carts.

Zulu Saint Louis Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Zulus for love and life

Guys in tux and the king just showing love to the crew.

  

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.  

 

Bead recycling recycle-logo-beaded

 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:

 

2015 Krewe ORGANIZATON Pricing

Walking Krewe $200*
Float $500*
Business Entry $800*
Float Sponsor $2,500*
*$350 deposit required with fee

Review the Float Construction Guidelines for helpful information.

 

 

2014 Winners

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”

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