Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014Use Metro and get to Mardi Gras the easy way
Thanks to all of our 2014 great krewes for a spectacular show!!!
See you at the 2015 Grand Parade on February 14, 2015
2015 Bud Light grand parade 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”?
Recycle your Mardi Gras beads!
There were 150 lbs of beads collected for recycling since the 2013 Mardi Gras events came to a close. (Beads cannot go in regular recycling because of the metallic coating.)
They have been cleaned and sorted with these results: 9 gross of standard throw beads, 14 gross of 18”, 22”, 24, and 26” stands, 5 doz AB/IB brand beads, 2 doz St. Pats, and 3 doz miscellaneous beads.
Drop off your beads in the marked 5 gallon buckets at these locations:
Historic Soulard Farmers Market
730 Carroll St.
ican Carnival Mart?
American Carnival Mart
Lindbergh @ Bauer Blvd.
1901 Withnell Ave.
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.
The purpose of the parade is to entertain the crowd. To encourage creativity, there are substantial prizes involved for the best floats. Judges are looking for creativity, unique construction, and compliance to the theme.
Follow the construction guidelines for safety and reliability compliance and stock up on beads.
Walking Krewe $200*
Business Entry $800*
Float Sponsor $2,500*
*$350 deposit required with fee
Review the Float Construction Guidelines for helpful information.