The 2022 St. Louis Mardi Gras present the largest Mardi Gras parade outside the City of New Orleans, the Bud Light Grand Parade. The parade begins at Busch Stadium at 11am and runs south on Broadway through Soulard to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Over 10,000,000 strands of beads will be thrown from nearly 100 floats along the parade route. After the parade, other events are scheduled such as the Bud Light Party Tent and the Blues Alumni Experience. Live music will be found at venues throughout the neighborhood. The parade is FREE for spectators to enjoy.
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)