Laissez les bon temps rouler!
It's time to show off our French heritage, St. Louis. Mardi Gras is almost upon us!
Daily RFT put together more than a week's worth of events, parties and specials for Fat Tuesday this year. Be warned, if you go to every one of these and match the crowd drink-for-drink, you might end up looking like this...
Here are the top events for Mardi Gras 2014 in St. Louis:February 22
Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard: Soulard's finest establishments offer a sample of their best dish. Prices and participating restaurants to be announced. Sat., Feb. 22; Sun., Feb. 23, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Neighborhood, Allen Ave. and Menard St., St. Louis.
Mardi Gras 5K: Sat., Feb. 22, 9 a.m., $25-$30, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Market Park, Lafayette Ave. & S. 9th St., St. Louis.February 23
Mardi Gras at the Shanti:Sunday, Feb 23: Come visit our doggie Photo Booth. Friday, Feb 28: Live music with Diggler's Lounge; Fat Tuesday, March 4: Live music with Hatrick. Fri., Feb. 21; Sun., Feb. 23; Fri., Feb. 28; Tue., March 4, www.soulardshanti.com. Shanti, 825 Allen Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-4772, www.theshanti.com.
PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby: Dachshunds race for fun and prizes in this annual Mardi Gras event. Sun., Feb. 23, 2 p.m., $10 to register a dachshund, free for spectators, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Market Park, Lafayette Ave. & S. 9th St., St. Louis.February 28
Masq and Beads: New Orleans-style drink specials, free beads, music by DJ Charlie Chan and Dirty Muggs. Bottle service available. Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., call 314-403-2208. Lola, 500 N. 14th St., St. Louis, www.welovelola.com.
Tons more events, on the next page!
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