The 2023 St. Louis Mardi Gras presents the annual "Purina Pet Parade" that will take place in Historic Soulard. This pet parade holds the Guinness World Record for the largest costumed pet parade in the world and is fun for the whole family, whether you are a participant or just a spectator!
See the website for an online registration form for you and your pet OR register on the day of the parade at 10am, at the corner of 12th and Allen. A $10 donation to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary is asked to participate in the parade. The parade begins at 1pm at the corner of 12th Street and Allen Avenue. Spectators are FREE!
The Coronation of the best-costumed dogs takes place immediately following the parade, at the Soulard Market Park at 8th and Lafayette next to Soulard Market. Checkout the Taste of Soulard or the Wiener Dog Derby after the parade.
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 18th.