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

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Parade Krewes


 The theme for 2016 Mardi Gras Grand Parade Saturday. February 6
CARNIVAL BOWL XXXVII    “All things sports”


 Congtratualtions to the 2016 Winners!!!

First place - Mystic Knights - Wrestling at the Chase  137 points

Second place tie- 136 points

Banana Bikes  - The Freakness


Affton Vice - the Mardi Gras 500



Float Entries 

618 Parade Brigade

Shark Hunt

Affton Vice Krewe

The Mardi Gras 500 - a Nod to Motor Sports/NASCAR

Banana Bike Brigade

The Freakness

Bob Brinkman

Founding Father

Bud Light Billboard truck

Get Your Krewe Home safely

Bud Light Sport Chassis

Bud Light

Cahokia Knights of Columbus

Light My Fire

DRMG Krewe


Eastside Mardi Gras Association

Fishing the Mississippi on the “USS BELLEVILLE”

Emmis Communications

105.7 The Point and NOW 96.3


Fredbird golf cart

Gateway Motorcycles

start the parade

Grand Marshal Brett Hull

Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues

Hill Boys

Hall of Fame Sports

Hillary’s Krewe

Founders Float

Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch


Hubbard Radio

101 ESPN, 106.5 The Arch, and 92.3 WIL

iHeart Media

Z1077, 104.9, 100.3, 93.7  ?

Jeffco TC

Jamacian Bobsledders ?

King James

Dice game - Ship, Captain and krewe

Krazee Krewe

St. Louis Baseball

Krewe du Carouse

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Krewe of Calypseaux

Kiss for the Guinness World Record

Krewe of Creatively Confused

Cruise Shuffleboard

Krewe of Misfit Artists

Winter Olympics

Krewe of Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Wrestling at the Chase

Krew of Nine Muses

The Music of Sports

Krewe of Tulane Alumni and Friends


Krewe of Vulcan

Running with the Bulls

Krewe TCI

“The Dirt on Mud Wrestling”

Left Hand Promotions Krewe

The BIG game

Louie from the Blues with the Grand Marshal

Louie and the Blues Crew

Monster Energy

Monster Energy Band

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500


Muryans Krewe

Getting Down and Derby - The Kentucky Derby

Party Going Friends Krewe

Super Bowl 50

Radio One

Hot 104 and Old School 95.5

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Raising Cane at mardi Gras

Randall’s Wines & Spirits

Randall’s Party Train

REX float by Calypseaux?

Parade Royalty

Rhythmic Krewe Belvekis

Dragon Boat Racing

Roofing Krewe

Homecoming 1959

Show Me Krewe

Beer League Softball

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort Limo

Snowman Softball First Place


Snowman Softball First Place


Spot’s Krewe

Team Tusk

St. Louis County Cab

St. Louis County Cab

St. Louis Football Club

St. Louis Football Club

St. Louis GateKeepers

Arch Rival Roller Girls and St. Louis Gatekeepers

St. Pat Downtown Parade


Strength and Pride

It’s Official

The Biergarten at AB

Ber, Burgers, and Baseball

The Gateway Precision LawnChair Krewe

Tailgate Games

The Grand Sultans of Excess


The Veiled Profit Parade

VP Parade

Woo Krewe

Scuba Diving

WSPS (Weekend Society for the Prevention of Sobriety)

Hot Dog Eating Championship

YOMO Mini Patrol



 Basic Krewe Information

What is 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 Mystic Krewe of Comus, who in 1857 believed that the word gave the club’s name an “olde-English” flavor. Here in St. Louis, the Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade is make 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!

Steps to follow 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. We also have room in the parade for a number of walking/marching Krewes. Selecting your entry type and equipment will help you decide 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 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.
  • Stock up on beads!

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners! 

First Place: Banana Bike Brigade

Second Place: Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Third Place: Affton Vice

Fourth and Fifth Place: Krewe of Calypseaux


2016 Krewe Organization 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. 


Bead Recycling

There is still a lot of fun left in those beads! See how it is done on YouTube. Drop off your beads in a marked five gallon bucket at one of these locations: