Mardi Gras doesn’t happen overnight. To pull off a Mardi Gras full of whimsy and magic takes many hands and many groups.
Krewes remain the grassroots part of Soulard’s Mardi Gras festivities. Soulard has two active Krewes, one longstanding over 26 years and one entering its sec- ond Mardi Gras season, but both made up of neighbors who come together dur- ing Mardi Gras. The wonderful thing about the Banana Bike Brigade and the Soulard Super Troupers is that both Krewes are formed around three main ideas: 1) an annual outlet for creativity, 2)aloveofwhimsyand3)afunwayto bring neighbors together with a limited time commitment.