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
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
Construction Leadership Council Krewe
Building Stronger Relationships
Relationships relate to Valentine’s Day.
Devil and Angel: Naughty and Nice
It is good to be naughty.
A beach theme with palm trees and beach chairs.
105.7 The Point - Everything Alternative
St. Louis’ Everything Alternative Radio Station
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 -
Hubbard Radio St. Louis
101ESPN - The Pride of St. Louis Sports; 106.5 The Arch - It’s All About the Variety; 92.3 WIL - Get Your Country On!
Rock, Hot AC, and Country
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.
Love is at the essence but when you fall in love when drunk, it is often a regrettable event.
Love rules at the Love Shack. Both male and female members wear kilts.
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
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
A Vampire theme is born!.
Krewe of Gosport Nancy
The Queen of Hearts
Alice in Wonderland -the croquet court and queen of hearts.
Krewe of Re
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.
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.
All sorts of jungle animal couples.
St. Louis Cardinals
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 Lords of Mardi Gras
The Word Love
Party mode - it is all good.
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
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.
Design to be announced.
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.
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”