Soulard Mardi Gras
When you mention Mardi Gras in St. Louis, most of us think of Soulard, home to one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans.
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.
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!