It’s Run For Your Beads, Taste of Soulard, Blue Ball, Barkus Parade, Weiner Dog Derby, Blessing of the Pets Weekend

MardiGrasPOsterThis year’s Soulard Mardi Gras posters/shirt design is one of the best ever. Some still available for purchase at participating Soulard businesses.

9 am Saturday Run For Your Beads 5K. Registration Fee $35 Thursday & Friday, $40 Race Day/Saturday. Watching is Free.
11 am to 5 pm Taste of Soulard. Food & Drink ticket booklets are $25 and available at all participating venues. Trolley will run Saturday Only and Julia’s Market Cafe & South Broadway Athletic Club participate Saturday Only.

Saturday Night is Banana Bike Brigade’s Mardi Gras Blue Ball– St. Louis Blues Theme- @ Lemp Grand Hall. Tickets $30 online Today or $35 Saturday.

Sunday’s Barkus/Pet Parade Registration Begins 10 am, Parade starts 1 pm- 12th @ Allen. Registration Fee $10. Watching is Free. Barclay returns as Parade Grand Marshal.

weiner dog derbySunday’s Wiener Dog Derby Registration Begins 10 am, Opening Ceremonies 1:45 pm, Races 2 pm- Weiner Stadium @ Soulard Market Park. Registration Fee $10. Watching is Free.

Sunday’s Blessing of the Pets is 1-3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1805 S 8th. Free.
Blessing of pets

Lots of Mardi Gras Fun This Weekend In Soulard

9 am Saturday
Mardi Gras Run for Your Beads
$30 Registration
Free to watch

11 am to 5 pm Saturday
Taste of Soulard
33 Restaurant & Bar Venues
Free Trolley
Tickets $25 for 6 Taste Tickets & 1 Drink Ticket
Tickets may be purchased at any of the participating venues





8 pm to 12:30 am Saturday
Mardi Gras Banana Ball
Lemp Grand Hall
Sponsored by Banana Bike Brigade
Tickets $30
Music by Creole Stomp

11 am to 5 pm Sunday
Taste of Soulard
30 Restaurant & Bar Venues
No Trolley on Sunday
Tickets $25 for 6 Taste Tickets & 1 Drink Ticket
Tickets may be purchased at any of the participating venues

B9WnGIRCMAAI-3910 am Sunday Registration Begins
1 pm Mardi Gras Pet Parade
Registration is $10 to walk in parade with your pet/companion
Free to watch

10 am Sunday Registration Begins
1:45 pm Opening Ceremonies
2 pm Mardi Gras Wiener Dog Derby
Registration is $10
Free to watch

1-3 pm Sunday
Blessing of the Pets
Trinity Lutheran

No Activities are planned at Frenchtown Dog Park this year during Pet Parade. The gates will be locked.