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Carnevale Veneziano

Sat., Feb. 23, 7-11:30 p.m.
phone 225-239-3897

You are invited to the Italian Community of St Louis' second annual Carnevale Veneziano, a spectacular one-of-a-kind Venetian Masquerade Gala. Our theme this year is "Bringing Carnevale to Soulard" as we host our unique event at the eclectic Mad Art Gallery. Venetian style masquerade masks are strongly encouraged. This will be a family-friendly environment and children under the age of 5 are welcome free of charge. Dinner served buffet-style will be prepared by culinary artist Ron Buechele followed by entertainment by our very own DJ Antonio Leone who comes from Italy. Wine/beer/and open bar included in purchase of adult ticket. $65 per adult; $25 per youth; free under 5
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Mad Art Gallery (map)
2727 S. 12th St.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-771-8230

Taste of Soulard

Sat., Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mardi Gras' culture of excess is not limited to alcohol. Fat Tuesday is the last stop before the restrictions of the Lenten season take effect, so people avail themselves of these final days to indulge their sweet tooth, meat tooth, Cajun tooth, et cetera. Taste of Soulard, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (February 23 and 44) throughout Soulard (Allen Avenue and Menard Street), allows revelers to sample Mardi Gras-inspired delights from local restaurants. Your $25 pass gets you one drink voucher and six food vouchers. You're free to use them in any combination you choose at participating businesses. The menu is already online (, and it's got everything from Tarte Flambe at Molly's Bar & Restaurant to the Sloppy Ds at D's Place. Note that some venues are only participating on Saturday, so plan wisely to avoid disappointment. $25

Soulard Neighborhood (map)
Allen Ave. and Menard St.
St. Louis - Soulard Taste of Soulard

Al Rubin Memorial Crawfish Boil

Sat., March 2, 7-12 a.m.
phone 314-696-8388

If you want to avoid the Soulard crowd but still celebrate, we're on the same page! We will be open all day and provide a laidback atmosphere while still feeling like you're not sitting on the sideline during Mardi Gras. Plus, we'll be adding 3 Mardi Gras inspired frozen cocktails to the menu – Elderflower Gin Fizz, Hurricane Tony, and Black Cherry Sazerac. From 12PM-5PM (or until sold out) we'll be having a Crawfish Boil with some amazing Cajun courtesy of Cajun Boil Company. We'll be serving 1lb plates for $20 and additional lb for $15.

Mardi Gras at Keeton's

Sat., March 2, 8 a.m.

Full breakfast buffet at 8 a.m., first bus leaves for Soulard at 8:45 a.m. $10 for buffet & bus

Keeton's Double Play (map)
4944 Christy Blvd.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-351-6000

Bud Light Grand Parade

Sat., March 2, 11 a.m.

The 40th annual Mardi Gras parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Busch Stadium. This year’s theme is "40 Years of Magic, Music, and Memories," and the parade celebrates the St. Louis institution with krewes riding nearly 100 floats. The parade ends at Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and then Soulard is open for business until the wee hours. free admission
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Busch Stadium (map)
700 Clark Ave
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-345-9600

Crafted Mardi Gras Party

Sat., March 2, 8-1:30 a.m.
phone 314-865-3345

@ Crafted, 3200 Shenandoah, St. Louis, MO 63104
Crafted is letting the good times roll with a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 2 featuring brunch with Cajun and Creole-style foods, hand-crafted cocktails, beads and a shuttle to the Grand Parade in Soulard. The $6 shuttle service begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Crafted is open Saturday until 1:30 a.m. Drink specials include Crafted's $6 Bloody Bar, $5 and $8 Hurricanes, $5 wells, $4 bombs or shots and $2 canned beers. Food specials for the March 2 event include: Shrimp Po’Boys, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and Jambalaya.

Krewe De La Femme Fiere

Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
phone 314-621-6900
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GutterGlitter presents Krewe De La Femme Fiere, St Louis' first Queer Mardi Gras Ball in 40 years! Celebrating Queer Royalty. Performances by Maria Mario Klaude Phanta Gorea Sweet Tea Skank Landon Control Simon Saize Kingdom James Bøndāge Lindy Wormwood Sofie de Sade Farris Maiden Roxanna Rexia DJ Vinca Minor. +TBA Dress to transgress. No entry without costume or formal wear. Make sure your friends come correct. This event has been created to provide a safe space for creative expression, and celebrate queer culture. Homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, ableist, ageist and racist behavior will not be tolerated. $10-$15
The Crack Fox (map)
1114 Olive St.
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-621-6900

Beggin’ Pet Parade

Sun., Feb. 24, 1 p.m.

The costume traditions of Mardi Gras are not just for humans, and the Beggin' Pet Parade is the proof. Beloved dogs who are comfortable wearing clothes, costumes or exotic outfits gather with their people at South 12th Street and Allen Avenue ( for the 1 p.m. parade of pooches on Sunday, February 24. It's free to watch, and if you believe your dog has the charisma and "wow" factor to be named one of the best-dressed pets on parade, it's only $10 to register a single canine; the judges will select the most gloriously attired dogs for the Court of the Mystical Krewe of Barkus at the Coronation Pageant, where the King and Queen of Barkus will be anointed with their crowns. Registration fees help the Open Door Animal Sanctuary. And if you have a need for speed, don't forget the Wiener Dog Derby, which always follows the parade and showcases the fastest dachshunds in the metro area competing for glory. Humans can flex their competitive muscles in the derby-hat contest, which challenges you to flaunt your best example of haberdasher's art. free for spectators

Soulard Market Park (map)
Lafayette Ave. & S. 8th St.
St. Louis - Soulard Beggin’ Pet Parade

Duke's Street Party

Sat., March 2

Party all day with non-stop music from the Michael Lynne Band and special guest Eric Brittingham (of Cinderlla & the Bret Michaels Band) in the tent, and DJ dance party under the balcony. free admission

Dukes Bar & Grill (map)
639 St. Louis Ave.
Valley Park
phone 636-225-3577

Evangeline's Carnival

March 1-5

King cake festival all week leading up to Mardi Gras, plus live music from David Ashley Trent, Torrey Case & the Southside Shuffle, Blues City Swing, Miss Jubilee, the Jazz Troubadours and Sharon Bear, Rich McDonough & Miles Long. Food & drink specials on Fat Tuesday.

Evangeline's (map)
512 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-367-3644

Bud Light Party Tent

Sat., March 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Party directly on the parade route in a heated tent with a dance floor, body-moving beats and a restroom without a line. The Bud Light Party Tent has a fully-stocked open bar with Goose Island, Bud Light and premium spirits, a lunch buffet courtesy of Joanie's, unlimited re-entry and free beads. $125
Soulard Market Park (map)
Lafayette Ave. & S. 8th St.
St. Louis - Soulard

Carnevale Veneziano

Sat., Feb. 23, 7-11 p.m.

Mardi Gras is not just a French celebration. Most of Europe celebrates in the final days before the beginning of Lent, and Italy is no exception. The Italian Community of St. Louis invites you to party with them at Carnevale Veneziano, a Venetian-style blowout that's also family friendly. Guests are encouraged to wear Venetian masks while dancing to the sounds of DJ Antonio Leone (he's flying in from Puglia, Italy, for the gig) and partaking of a buffet dinner. Wine and beer are included in the ticket price ($25 to $65, free for kids five and younger), and the organizers have a couple surprises up their sleeves as well. Carnevale Veneziano takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South Twelfth Street; $25-$65

Mad Art Gallery (map)
2727 S. 12th St.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-771-8230
Carnevale Veneziano

CWE Fat Tuesday Celebration

Tue., March 5, 3:30-5 p.m.
phone 314-305-4012

Let the good times roll at the first-ever Central West End Fat Tuesday Celebration, with the sounds of New Orleans. Three local high school bands perform live throughout the neighborhood, and you're invited to join in the CWE Second Line Parade, led by Saint Boogie Brass Band at 3:30 p.m. After marching through the neighborhood, continue the festivities at one of the CWE's amazing restaurants or bars. Grab your friends and family and celebrate Fat Tuesday in style at the best neighborhood in St. Louis. Free

Mardi Gras at Bobby's

Sat., March 2

Shuttle leaves Valley Park for Soulard at 9:30 a.m., be on it.

Bobby's Place (map)
108 Meramec Valley Plaza
Valley Park
phone 636-225-2627

Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball

Fri., March 1, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Mayor’s Ball 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. 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. $150-$3,250
St. Louis City Hall (map)
1200 Market St.
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-622-3000
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