The small towns of southwestern Illinois love to have parades
and the Banana Bike Brigade loves to spice them up a bit.
Let us know if you would like to hire us in your hometown parade.
Parades/Events in 2014
2014 Mardi Gras Theme is "250 Cheers for St Louis"
March 1 - Mardi Gras Grand Parade - Our Theme: All Things Zoo
Enjoying an adventure every time you visit… Knowing a discovery will be made around each corner. This year the Banana Bike Brigade takes us to the Saint Louis Zoo!
This crazy bunch of bananas arrives again this year with a menagerie of animals you might find at our treasured zoo…..including lions and tigers and…..penguins and puffins! Don't forget our favorite giraffe, flamingo and zebra..…and why not take a ride on the famous Saint Louis Zoo train complete with your engineer and conductor?!
A Mardi Gras favorite each and every year, the Banana Bike Brigade reminds us to play for peace and have a roaring good time!
June - Marissa Coal Festival in Marissa IL
June - Firemen's Picnic & Parade in Red Bud IL
July - 4th of July Lion's Homecoming in White Hall IL
July - Heritage and Freedom Fest in O'Fallon MO
July - Homecoming Parade in New Athens, IL
|We Won 2nd Place in the Mardi Gras Grande Parade in 2013|