How to Party All Week at St. Louis Mardi Gras 2014 And End Up Looking Like This
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Photos by Steve Truesdell Mardi Gras in St. Louis: Time to party!
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...
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.
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.
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!