COMING SOON – MARDI GRAS 2016 –
“Carnival Bowl XXXVII – All Things Sports”
2015 was a great year for the Krewe of Calypseaux – we had a lot of media coverage leading up to last year’s Mardi Gras parade and it was great to get some publicity for our hard work decorating these awesome floats. We had a lot of fun, and our amazing floats won awards in the Soulard Mardi Gras and Cottleville and Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parades.
Now it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2016 parade season. We have submitted our entries for the Soulard Mardi Gras – “Carnival Bowl XXXVII – All Things Sports” and are awaiting final approval. We will start stripping and re-decorating the floats and working on costumes for next year’s parade.
Meanwhile, we are welcoming back our returning Krewe members and opening our doors to new riders and walkers who want to join in the fun. You do not have to be especially artistic or creative to join our Krewe, just willing to help out and have a good time.
To join the Krewe and be in the Soulard Mardi Gras parade, click on the “Krewe Store” tab and click “Be in the Parade”. You can choose to participate in just the Mardi Gras parade, or all parades for a year!
The Krewe was covered today on Show Me St. Louis. This is KSDK's Morning variety news show that features local events, cooking and entertainment. Check out this link to see the whole video..
The Krewe of Calypseaux is excitedly counting down the days until this year’s Mardi Gras parades. We have just returned from our bead run to Louisiana to pick up the best beads in the parade for our Krewe members to throw, and we are putting the finishing touches on our two awesome floats.
Watch for the biggest wedding cake in town, Elvis, Showgirls, and the Little White Church, Las Vegas Style on the “Chapel of Love” float.
And watch for yourself and the person next to you on the “Kiss Cam” float, where our interactive screens bring the fun of a sporting event Big Screen to the streets of Soulard!
Look for us in the Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade on Valentine’s Day and in the Fat Tuesday Parade on February 17th!
Want to be a part of the Krewe of Calypseaux?
While all of the rider spots on our floats are taken, you can still be a part of the parade as a walking, bead throwing maniac!
Go to www.KOCSTL.org and click on “Krewe Store” and “Be in the Parade” to sign on as a walking parade participant!