Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014Use Metro and get to Mardi Gras the easy way
Saturday, Mar 1, 2014
Bud Light Grand Parade
Parade steps off at 11:00 from just south of Busch Stadium and winds its way down to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Soulard
See the Maps and Parking Page for the exact route.
What is it?
The signature event of St. Louis’ Mardi Gras calendar. The 1.5 mile parade route hosts hundreds of thousands of revelers all screaming for beads and other throws as the colorful floats make their way along the route. Afterwards the crowds celebrate with a fun-filled street-party that features live music on two Bud Light stages, cold beverages, and hot food all available throughout the Soulard neighborhood at the various restaurants and booths. But the best answer is….”A DARN GOOD TIME!”
Does it cost?
It is free to watch the parade and the post-parade concerts on the two Bud Light stages (9th & Geyer + 7th & Geyer.) Food and drink is available for purchase. Most of the restaurants charge a cover to enter and also offer live entertainment.
What can I bring?
Yourself, your family, your friends, cash, credit cards, warm clothing, comfortable shoes, but DO NOT BRING CANS, COOLER, BOTTLES, OR BACKPACKS! In the interest of public safety these items are not allowed- NO EXCEPTIONS- you will not be allowed to enter the festival area with these items. All beverages must be in a plastic cup.
How can I be in the parade?
Entry into the parade is open to all who meet the requirements and rules. There is a nominal entry fee, which is commensurate the type of entry, to help defray the costs of the parade. To learn how you can be a part of St. Louis’ biggest celebration visit the Parade Krewe tab.
Who is playing at the concerts?
We have not yet announced the lineup, but will soon. For the most up to date information on the Bud Light Concerts visit the Bud Light Concerts page.
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