Bud Light Grand Parade

Saturday, February 22

Parade Starts: 11:00 am 

Soulard Neighborhood

See the Parade Route Here

Free Event

This event is the crown jewel of the Soulard Mardi Gras season and is the biggest parade outside of the Big Easy. It begins at Busch Stadium and proceeds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the place where your beer was born: Anheuser-Busch Brewery. 

This year’s theme is "40 Years of Magic, Music, and Memories". Help us celebrate a century of this St. Louis institution as krewes ride nearly 100 floats that bring to life 1980, or 1981, or 1982, or 1983, or 1984, or 1985, or 1986, or 1987, or 1988, or 1989, or 1990,...and throw over 10,000,000 strands of beads to the throngs of Mardi Gras revelers lining the parade route. 


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Bud Light Party Tent

You shouldn’t have to choose between being directly on the parade route, warming up from the cold, a dance floor with body-moving beats, a restroom without a line and being able to grab a drink whenever you need another.  

That’s why the all-inclusive Bud Light Party Tent is THE place to be for over 9 hours of beer, beats and booze in two climate-controlled tents. 

Blues Alumni Experience

If you ever wanted to rub elbows with Blues legends at St. Louis’ biggest party, then we have exactly what you’re looking for. At the Blues Alumni Party Tent, your all-inclusive pass lets you hang out with some of the best to ever don the Blue Note in a climate-controlled tent right on the parade route. 

After the parade is over, anyone can feel free to join the festivities outside of the tent, where we’ll have all the fun, games, gear and beverages you would expect at a party hosted by the greatest names in St. Louis hockey history. 

Ride a Float!

Take center stage at the parade and help make sure you get the people their beads while riding a decked out float! 

Maps and Parking

There are many ways to get to Saint Louis Mardi Gras and many places to park your vehicle, but the best way to get to Mardi Gras is by leaving your car at home. That’s right, you may not want to bring your wheels. There are plenty of ways to get here without them.

Parade Day Schedule

Entertainment Schedule



Bud Light
Southern Comfort
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Ezra Brooks
Fireball Whiskey
Una Vida
Hollywood Casino
Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
Finest Call
MO Lottery
Hilton - Union Station
Hilton - Ballpark
The Cheshire
Supplement Superstores
American Carnival Mart