When one thinks of Mardi Gras, one might picture a fun, lively parade with lots and lots of beads! In St. Louis, Mardi Gras features a wide variety of activities that occur over an entire month and ends with the Grand Mardi Gras Parade on the Saturday prior to Fat Tuesday. These events range from the family friendly Winter Carnival to the adult-only Taste of Soulard pub crawl. Even the family pets can get in the Mardi Gras spirit at the Purina Pet Parade and the Wiener Dog Derby. The St. Louis Mardi Gras festival is one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. There is something for everyone!
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