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Halfway to Mardi Gras

Run the 5K and then live it up at Taste of Soulard: Luau Edition

Halfway to Mardi Gras 5K
Thursday, August 12
Starting at 6pm


Taste of Soulard: Luau Edition
Saturday, August 14


Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in Mardi Gras style.


Halfway to Mardi Gras 5K

Join us for the most colorful 5k in St. Louis as we run through historic Laclede's Landing, along the Riverfront and under the Gateway Arch before ending at Lumiere Place.

  • Mid-race pit stops chocked full of beer and hurricanes for legally aged runners.

  • Come dressed in your Mardi Gras best! Prizes will be awarded to winners of each division, as well as the best-dressed runner.

  • Receive a $5 discount on Taste Booklets, which features a ticket good for a cocktail sample and six tickets for samples of signature dishes at the Taste of Soulard: Luau Edition. That’s a $5 savings off the regular price!

  • 5K begins at 6:00 pm with a start at Lumiere Place on the Landing.

  • Every runner will receive a limited Mardi Gras jester hat and a complimentary beer post-run!

  • Live music and refreshments will be welcoming you as you cross the finish line.

Taste of Soulard: Luau Edition

Be sure to drop by Saturday and say Aloha to our Taste of Soulard: Luau Edition! The summer edition of the Mardi Gras make-your-own-pub crawl event serves up samples of signature dishes and cocktails with a Polynesian twist at Soulard’s legendary establishments. 

Trolleys hosted by the World Famous Soulard Trolley will be available to take you through the streets of Soulard.

Menu (more to come!)

Establishment Food Option Drink Option
Bogarts(11am-3pm) Sausage Fatty Bloody Mary
EPIC Pizza Slice of Cheese Pizza  
Henry's Pork Tacos Tito's
Jack Nolens Port Pot Stickers Tito's Pickle Shot
Molly's Hawaiian Style Kalua Pulled Pork Slider Tito's Blue Lagoon
Sweet Divine    
Protagonist Cafe Upside Down Pineapple Cake  
Mauki's Bakery    
Llywelyns Pub    
Cat's Meow Pulled Pork Slider Apple Pie or Hurricane Shot


Lumiere Place
Supplement Superstores
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Ezra Brooks
Southern Comfort
Red Bull