20:e augusti. 14.00 med start i Bandhagen centrum
Time to book your calendars for the second annual Rågsved Parti Gras walking parade and parti! Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 14:00 to late
For those of you who weren’t there last year: It’s like Mardi Gras, but in Rågsved and in August… It’s Rågsved’s Parti Gras!!We’ll gather in Bandhagen Centrum and walk together through the park until we get to Cyklopen and continue to have a parti. And by that we mean hot dj sets, dancing, live music, costume contest, shenanigans, hootin’ n hollerin’ – it’s supposed to be the last day of debauchery before Lent so we basically embrace a healthy ”passa på” mentality Everyone (especially dogs and kids) are welcome!Want to know more about how to celebrate Parti Gras? Read below for the ultimate guide by the one and only Kelly Smisk, Parti Gras Founder and expert Partier.Can’t wait to see y’all there!!!
The Parti Gras Krewe
Ok, so here’s the deal. You gather up your best friends and you form your Parti Gras krewe. A krewe is a social organisation or, in our case, a group of friends, that puts on a ball or parade during Carnival season. Give your krewe a spectacular name, plan a theme, and start putting together your Parti Gras outfits AND planning your throws. More on that below… If you don’t want to form a krewe, you are welcome to show up and walk in the parade anyways. Costumes are HIGHLY recommended, cuz it’s neither Mardi Gras nor Parti Gras without fantastic costumes (and you sure as hell won’t get any beads without one). Then, when the big fat Saturday the 20th of August rolls around, you and your krewe meet up with everyone else in Bandhagen centrum and then our walking parade rolls! And when we say parade, we mean live band, dancing/marching and good vibes (think what a parade means in other countries – not Sweden). Once the parade arrives at our final destination at Cyklopen we’ll have a day party.
——ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FORMING A KREWE?——–
We encourage going all in, but you can of course go as far as you have time and energy for. Here are some tips for forming a fabulous Parti Gras krewe:- Get together your best and most festive friends for your Krewe
– Pick a great name and theme that represents you
– some sort of “float”
– throws (cool free stuff that you throw to all the admirers)
Here is some advice from the one and only Kelly Smisk, our Parti Gras Founder and expert Partier:Throws are going to be an exciting part of this parade and something that you can make totally your own and something that everyone will remember you by. You’ll want to be known as the Krewe with the BEST throws. You’ve heard how at Mardi Gras they throw plastic beads to you from the parade floats right? Well throws can be so much more than just cheap beads. If you show up at a parade with a great costume and a sweet attitude you could end up getting waaaay cooler stuff than just some basic beads.Rågsveds Parti Gras is still a few months away so you and your future Krewe have plenty of time to plan your throws to blow away the competition. And it’s just friendly competition right? But still… who has the best imagination? I have a hard time thinking this event will be so popular that we will be having a crowd watching our parade, this will be MUCH more fun if everyone is involved rather than standing on the sides. So we’re thinking that your throws can instead be gifted to other people at the parade, during or after, outside of your Krewe that you think have a great costume, make you happy, you have a crush on, whatever!Also, this is an opportunity to dress up and go nuts. Of course, you don’t have to dress up but Mardi Gras is all about being your most festive and crazy self. So I highly recommend that you and your future Krewe come up with some kind of theme and name! Some great Krewe names from New Orleans’ Mardi Gras: Krewe of Muses, Krewe du Vieux, Krewe of Morpheus, Krewe de Nim (all denim Krewe!), Audubon Krewe (they dress up like animals because of the New Orleans Audubon Zoo!), Krewe of Bacchus, Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (science-fiction themed Krewe!), the Mystic Krewe of Barkus (dog parade Krewe!) etc. etc. etc.So who’s gonna blow us away with a bomb ass krewe??? See ya’ll in August