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FAQs

Will there be a parade this year? 

No, there will be no in-person parades or any other Mardi Gras mass-gatherings in 2021. 

Will there still be a Mardi Gras street party on Feb 13?

No, there will be no mass-gathering events of any kind on Feb. 13. 

Can we still bar hop?

Soulard bars and restaurants are open, within current public health guidelines of the City of St. Louis.

Will next year be virtual too?

At this point, we expect 2022 will be back to Mardi Gras as usual! We will need a good party by then. 

Can you register any pet for the Purina Pet Parade?

Yes, please visit the Purina Pet Parade page(link to page) for more information on how to register. 

Can I register my dog for the Tito’s Wiener Dog Derby?

Yes, please visit the Tito’s Wiener Dog Derby page(link to page)  for more information on how to register.

Why can’t we just have a “normal” Mardi Gras this year?

There is no way to produce our normal calendar of Soulard Mardi Gras events safely in the midst of a pandemic. We always strive to produce events that are both fun and safe. In 2021, that means virtual, online events or other events that fully comply with local, state and federal public health guidelines. We want everyone to be safe, stay healthy and be around for Mardi Gras 2022. 

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Sponsors

Bud Light
Bud Light Seltzer
Purina
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Southern Comfort
MO Lottery
Teremana Small Batch Tequila
Ezra Brooks
Tony Chachere
Randall’s Wine & Spirits
Jagermeister
Finest Call
Raising Canes
Red Bull
Hilton
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
Hostirian