Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball

Friday, February 28, 2025

Time: 7:00 pm to Midnight 

The Midway at St. Louis Union Station 

General Admission, VIP access, and tables available for purchase 

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All events are rain or shine. No refunds.

The Mayor’s Ball, which ALIVE Magazine and the Riverfront Times have called the “social event of the season,” is a must-attend gala that combines the elegance of the setting with the striking visuals of Mardi Gras. It features fine cuisine, cocktails, dancing and entertainment ranging from traditional to spectacular including: 

  • Music from the Playadors and Red and Black Brass Band 
  • Pancake art by The Joy of Pancakes 
  • Body Art and more including Glitter Bar STL 
  • Sketch Artists 
  • Megalux 360 Photobooth 
  • And much more! 

This charitable event is hosted by the Mardi Gras Foundation, and the proceeds go to create community grants that have shown demonstrable benefits to the Soulard and Downtown communities since 2003.


Reserve a Queen's Round Table or Become a Royal Court Sponsor 

To reserve a Queen's Round Table & inquire about a Royal Court Sponsorship please email

Royal Court Sponsors will receive:

  • A table for ten (10) with a view of the Shark tank and Otter tank in the Midway East (Royal Court Access only) with a gourmet buffet.
  • Two (2) tickets to the Mayor's Reception prior to the Ball in the Grand Hall
  • Access to The Wheel and The Aquarium between 8 pm and 10 pm.
  • Brand Marketing on stage and throughout the venue. 
  • Access to Royal Court Viewing Area directly across from the stage, exclusive to Royal Court Sponsors.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Ball Mardi Gras After Party below! 

Mayor’s Ball Mardi Gras After Party

After the Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball, the party continues in the Regency Grand Ballroom at Union Station Hotel.


VIP ticket holders will exclusively enjoy an open bar and delicious appetizers. General admission guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. Don't miss out on this party for a purpose! Part of the proceeds will benefit STL College Kids Children’s Savings Program. Limited amounts of VIP and General Admission tickets are available, get your tickets now! 


About STL College Kids

Proceeds from the 2024 Mayor's Ball After Party will benefit the families participating in St. Louis College Kids Children’s Savings Program. In 2015, then City Treasurer Tishaura Jones started the program where St. Louis City public and charter school students are automatically enrolled, and every kindergartener receives a $50 seed deposit. Research shows that children with less than $500 saved are three times more likely to go to college and four times more likely to complete college.  Families can watch their accounts grow when they or their children do good things like attendance bonuses, matched savings, and incentives for financial education activities. Currently, over 20,000 students have almost $2 million saved for their futures. 


Don't Let the Party End

Party the night away and stay close to all the Mardi Gras fun at St. Louis Union Station Hotel! Book now and enjoy an exclusive Soulard Mardi Gras discount - up to 25% off your stay! 



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Bud Light
Southern Comfort
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Fireball Whiskey
Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
First Bank
Finest Call
Ford’s Gin