The 2022 St. Louis Mardi Gras presents the Missouri Lottery 5K Run For Your Beads in the Historic Soulard Neighborhood. Wear your best Mardi Gras costume and race through Soulard with pit stops along the way featuring complimentary beer and Hurricanes (21 and older!). Prizes will be awarded for best costume and winners in each division. After the race, stay for the Taste of Soulard, a self-guided tasting and pub crawl.
See website for more info and to register: $30 until January 31st; $35 after February 1st; $40 on race day. Race begins at 9am at the Soulard Market Park, located at Lafayette and 8th.
See website for more information on this event and ALL the other Mardi Gras festivities!
The Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th with the 12th Night Celebration and ends with the Grand Parade on Saturday, February 26th.
2022 Mardi Gras Schedule of Events:
January 6th | 5pm | 12th Night | Soulard Market Park-Bud Light Party Centre
January 22nd | 12-3pm | Family Winter Carnival (FREE!) | Soulard Market Park
January 29th | 12pm | Scavenger Hunt | Various locations in Soulard Neighborhood
February 5th | 11am-5pm | PAL Olympics | Soulard Market Park-Bud Light Party Centre
February 12th | 12-4pm | Cajun Cook-Off | Soulard Market Park
February 19th | Missouri Lottery 5K Run For Your Beads | 9am | Soulard - starts at 8th & Lafayette
February 19th | 11am-5pm | Taste of Soulard | various locations in Soulard Neighborhood
February 20th | 11am-5pm | Taste of Soulard | various locations in Soulard Neighborhood
February 20th | 1pm | Purina Pet Parade (spectators are FREE!) | starts at 12th & Allen (see route map on website)
February 20th | 1:45pm | Tito's Wiener Dog Derby (spectators are FREE!) | Soulard Market Park-Lumiere Place Stadium
February 25th | 7pm-Midnight | Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball | The Midway at Union Station
February 26th | 11am | Mardi Gras Grand Parade (spectators are FREE! | Begins at Busch Stadium, running along S. Broadway, ending at Anheuser-Busch Brewery (see route map on website)