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

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2018 Mardi Gras Events

January 6 - 12th Night

January 13 & 14 - Snowman Softball Tournament

January 20 - Family Winter Carnival

January 26 - Beer, Wine, and Whiskey Taste

January 27 - Cajun Cook-Off

February 3 & 4 - Taste of Soulard

February 3 - Missouri Lottery Run For Your Beads 5K

February 4 - Beggin’ Pet Parade

February 4 – Weiner Dog Derby

February 9 - Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball

February 10 - Bud Light Grand Parade

February 10 - Bud Light Party Tent

February 13 - Fat Tuesday

Jan 6

12th Night

Where: Soulard

January 6th, parade steps off at 7:00 p.m. Location TBD


Ticket: Free General Admission

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Jan 13-14

Snowman Softball Tournament

The region’s premier winter softball tournament returns for its seventh year at a new location: Willmore Park. This year, over 90 teams will compete for the title in their respective division.

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Jan 20

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 26

Wine, Beer and Whiskey Taste

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $45 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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Jan 27

Cajun Cook-Off

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $40 in advance; $45 at the door


Part of the Gourmet Weekend

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 3

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 3-4

Taste of Soulard

Where: Participating establishments throughout Soulard

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 4

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 4

Wiener Dog Derby

Where: Soulard Market Plaza

Price: $10

The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On February 4th, 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 9

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 10

Corporate Village

Where: Lift For Life Academy Parking Lot (along the parade route)

The Corporate Village is the home of Rex’s Tent and Corporate Hospitality tents. Located on one of the most prime pieces of Mardi Gras real estate, the Lift For Life Academy parking lot, the Corporate Village offers great unobstructed viewing of the Grand Parade.

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Feb 10

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 10

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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Feb 10

Blues Alumni Party Tent

Where: 1920 South 7th Street - Directly on the Parade Route

The newest addition to Mardi Gras in Soulard, this event gives you the chance to attend an all-star party with some of the greatest and most exciting players to ever lace up the skates for the Blue Note.

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