Soulard in St. Louis Jan. 6 - Mar. 4, 2014

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 Dates for the 2016 Mardi Gras Celebration:

January 6th: 12th Night

January 9th: Family Winter Carnival

January 16th and 17th: Snowman Softball Tournament

January 22nd: Wine, Beer, and Whiskey Taste

January 23rd: Cajun Cook-off

January 30th: Run for your Bead 5K

January 30th and 31st: Taste of Soulard

January 31st: Beggin Pet Parade

February 5th: Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball

February 6th: Bud Light Grand Parade Day

February 6th: Bud Light Party Tent

February 9th: Fat Tuesday Downtown

Jan 6

12th Night

Where: Soulard

January 6th, parade steps off from Johnny’s at 7:00 p.m.

Johnny’s (1017 Russell)

Ticket: Free General Admission

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Jan 9

Family Winter Carnival

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Bring your little ones along to the Family Winter Carnival and Children’s Parade through Soulard.

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Jan 16-17

Snowman Softball Tournament

Where: Central Fields in Forest Park

The region’s premier winter softball tournament returns for its sixth year at Central Fields in Forest Park. This year, over 90 teams will compete for the title in their respective division.

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Jan 23

Cajun Cook-Off

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $35 in advance; $45 at the door

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Jan 30

5K Run For Your Beads

Where: Soulard

Get your exercise, St. Louis Mardi Gras style! Show up in your best purple, gold, and green costume and race your way through the historic Soulard neighborhood.

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Jan 30-31

Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard

Where: Participating establishments throughout Soulard

Price: $25

Try a little bit of everything Cajun at this self-guided tasting and pub crawl through the historic Soulard neighborhood. 

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Jan 31

Beggin' Pet Parade

Where: 12th & Allen in Soulard

Grab your furry friends and join us for the world’s largest costumed pet parade!

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Jan 31

Wiener Dog Derby

Where: Soulard Market Plaza

The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On January 31, hundreds of dachshunds descend upon Wiener Stadium in Soulard Market Park to determine the fastest dachshund in all the land.

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Feb 5

Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball

Where: Saint Louis City Hall Rotunda

Hosted by Mayor Francis Slay and the Mardi Gras Foundation in the Rotunda of St. Louis City Hall, this black tie gala features food, cocktails, dancing, and spectacular entertainment.

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Feb 6

Bud Light Grand Parade

Where: Soulard Neighborhood

The Bud Light Grand Parade through Soulard is the Midwest’s largest and most spectacular pre-Lenten celebration.

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