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

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Parade Krewes



Thanks to all of our 2014 great krewes for a spectacular show!!!

See you at the 2015 Grand Parade on February 14, 2015

2014 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”



Recycle your Mardi Gras beads!recycle-logo-beaded


Beads cannot go in regular recycling because of the metallic coating. 
There is still a lot of fun left in them, so recycle!  They will be cleaned and
sorted for use next year.


Drop off your beads in the marked 5 gallon buckets at these locations:





Historic Soulard Farmers Market

730 Carroll St.





Joanie’s Pizzeria     joanies-color-logo

2101 Menard


Joanie’s To Go

804 Russell



Great Grizzly Bear     grizzly-bear-logo-with-tan-oval-copy

1027 Geyer





American Carnival Mart     acm-cmyk-dk150dpi

Lindbergh @ Bauer Blvd.




Shameless Grounds     shamelss-logo

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.

Krewe 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.


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