Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014

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2017 Mardi Gras Events

January 6- 12th Night

January 14 & 15- Snowman Softball Tournament

January 21- Family Winter Carnival

February 10- Beer, Wine, and Whiskey Taste

February 11– Cajun Cook-Off

February 18 & 19 – Cruzan Rum Taste of Soulard

February 18– Missouri Lottery Run For Your Beads 5K

February 19 - Beggin’ Pet Parade

February 19 – Weiner Dog Derby

February 24-Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball

February 25- Bud Light Grand Parade

February 25- Bud Light Party Tent

February 28- Fat Tuesday

Jan 21

Family Winter Carnival

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Bring your little ones along to the Family Winter Carnival and Children’s Parade through Soulard.

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Jan 28-29

Snowman Softball Tournament

Where: Central Fields Forest Park

The region’s premier winter softball tournament returns for its sixth year at Central Fields. This year, over 90 teams will compete for the title in their respective division.

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Feb 10

Wine, Beer and Whiskey Taste

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $40 in advance; $50 at the door

Sample and learn about beverages from around the world at the Wine, Beer & Whiskey Taste.

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Feb 11

Cajun Cook-Off

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $35 in advance; $45 at the door

Learn the art of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis! Watch as chefs compete for the Cajun cooking crown or stop by the demo kitchen for tips. Enjoy complimentary lunch, open bar, and live music.

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Feb 18

Missouri Lottery 5K Run For Your Beads

Where: Soulard

Get your exercise, St. Louis Mardi Gras style! Show up in your best purple, gold, and green costume and race your way through the historic Soulard neighborhood.

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Feb 18-19

Cruzan Rum Taste of Soulard

Where: Participating establishments throughout Soulard

Price: $25

Try a little bit of everything Cajun at this self-guided tasting and pub crawl through the historic Soulard neighborhood. 

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Feb 19

Beggin' Pet Parade

Where: 12th & Allen in Soulard

Grab your furry friends and join us for the world’s largest costumed pet parade!

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Feb 19

Wiener Dog Derby

Where: Soulard Market Plaza

Price: $10

The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On February 19th, hundreds of dachshunds descend upon Wiener Stadium in Soulard Market Park to determine the fastest dachshund in all the land.

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Feb 24

Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball

Where: Saint Louis City Hall Rotunda

Hosted by the Mardi Gras Foundation in the Rotunda of St. Louis City Hall, this black-tie gala features food, cocktails, dancing, and spectacular entertainment.

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Feb 25

Bud Light Grand Parade

Where: Soulard Neighborhood

The Bud Light Grand Parade through Soulard is the Midwest’s largest and most spectacular pre-Lenten celebration.

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Feb 25

Bud Light Party Tent

Where: Soulard Market Park

Bud Light Party Tent has it all: nine hours of premium open bars, DJ, private restrooms, heated tents, and an all-you-can-eat buffet from Joanie’s of Soulard. 

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