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Everything To Know About the Soulard Mardi Gras 2024

As the streets of St. Louis come alive with the rhythmic beats of jazz and vibrant colors of costumes, the Soulard Mardi Gras 2024 promises to be another unforgettable celebration.

From the Bud Light Grand Parade to the games of Carni Gras, the Soulard Mardi Gras encapsulates the essence of New Orleans style fun. The event, packed with festivities, food, drinks, and more, is a highlight of St. Louis this season.

This article will cover everything about Soulard’s Mardi Gras celebration in St. Louis, Missouri, this year. Whether you’re a casual visitor or a St. Louis resident, this promises to be one of the best events to participate in this winter.

Why Soulard is the Best Place to Celebrate Mardi Gras in St. Louis

With its rich history and vibrant community, Soulard stands out as the premier destination for Mardi Gras celebrations in St. Louis. This historic neighborhood is renowned for hosting the most elaborate and spirited Mardi Gras in St. Louis.

The neighborhood's lively atmosphere and welcoming nature provide the perfect environment for festivities.

Top activities to try include:

  • Bud Light Grand Parade: Often considered the centerpiece of the celebration, this parade is one of the largest outside New Orleans. It features elaborately decorated floats, marching bands, and a vibrant display of costumes moving through the historic streets of Soulard.
  • Bud Light Party Tent: This is the ultimate party spot for those looking to dance and mingle. The tent offers an all-day experience with live music, an open bar, and a variety of food.
  • The Mayor’s Ball: The “social event of the season,” complete with themed costumes, dancing, drinks, and fine dining.
  • Carni Gras at 12th and Allen: This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages, featuring classic carnival games, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere.

Soulard Mardi Gras Hours and Location

Soulard Mardi Gras takes place in the historic Soulard neighborhood, a vibrant area known for its beautiful architecture and lively community, located just south of downtown St. Louis.

Events are held between January and February, but the best events to visit occur right around Mardi Gras! Here is an itinerary of events for the weekend before Mardi Gras, which is on February 13th this year.

The weekend will kick off with the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball on Friday, February 9th, from 7:00 to midnight at St. Louis Union Station.

All other events will be held on Saturday, February 10th:

Bud Light Grand Parade: Starts at 11:00 a.m. with free admission. Entry points include:
13th and Russell
9th and Ann
Lafayette and Tucker
Bud Light Party Tent: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with ticketed admission; located at the Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park, at 801 Lafayette.

Top Bars and Pubs in Soulard St. Louis

Soulard, known for its vibrant nightlife and rich history, is home to some of the best bars and pubs in St. Louis. Whether you're looking for a spot to catch live music or a cozy place to enjoy a local brew, Soulard has something to offer. Here are some of the top bars and pubs in the area:

  • McGurk's Irish Pub and Garden: Famous for its authentic Irish atmosphere, live music, and extensive outdoor patio, McGurk's offers a great selection of Irish beers and whiskies, along with a menu full of hearty pub fare.
  • Molly's in Soulard: Molly's features large patios, multiple bars, and a vibrant atmosphere. It's known for its delicious Creole cuisine, live music, and an impressive selection of cocktails.
  • Hammerstone's at 9th and Russell: Not only does Hammerstone's offer live music every day, but it also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a wide selection of drink options.

Plan To Stay Lehmann House During Your Next Mardi Gras in St. Louis

Soulard’s Mardi Gras offers an unparalleled experience for those visiting St. Louis this February. After enjoying the best of Soulard’s Mardi Gras and the neighborhood’s top bars and pubs, finding the perfect place to unwind and relax is essential.

Whether you're savoring a quiet evening on the porch or enjoying a delicious breakfast before heading out for another day of celebration, Lehmann House provides a welcoming atmosphere to enhance your Mardi Gras experience.

To begin planning your stay with us, BOOK NOW to get started, and CONTACT US if you have questions about local events and amenities in the St. Louis area.


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