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

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Jan 30

Wine, Beer and Whiskey Taste

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Price: $40 in advance; $50 at the door

Spend the evening sampling beverages from around the world and chatting with industry experts including Jack Daniels’ Assistant Master Distiller.

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Jan 31

Lumière Place Cajun Cook-Off

Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

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

Watch as ten of the region’s best-known chefs team with ten amateurs to compete for the title of 2015 Cajun Cook-Off Champion. 

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Feb 7

Missouri Lottery 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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Feb 7-8

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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Feb 8

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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Feb 8

Wiener Dog Derby

Where: Soulard Market Plaza

The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On February 8, 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 13

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 by That 80’s Band.

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Feb 14

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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Feb 14

Bud Light Party Tent

Where: Soulard Market Park

The original and best all-inclusive Mardi Gras experience is back! Bud Light Party Tent ticket holders enjoy heated tents, premium open bars, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and more.

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Feb 14

Supplement Superstores High Heel Drag Race

Where: 12th and Allen

Watch as young men in heels and drag race through the streets of Soulard. This long-standing tradition is one of the most popular events of Mardi Gras season.

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Feb 14

Bud Light Block Party

Where: 7th & Geyer and 9th & Geyer

Join us after the Grand Parade for the Bud Light Block Party, featuring live performances from Dr. Zhivegas and Funky Butt Brass Band. 

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Feb 17

Light Up the Night Fat Tuesday Parade

Where: Downtown St. Louis

It’s last call for Lent at the Fat Tuesday Parade! Join us as we say goodbye to Mardi Gras in Downtown St. Louis.

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