Mardi Gras Events

Mardi Gras Grand Parade

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!

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

2024 Mardi Gras Events

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Butterfly House
Magic House
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri History Museum
Riverboat Cruises
St Louis Art Museum
St Louis Gateway Arch
St Louis Science Center & Planetarium
Saint Louis Zoo


Downtown St Louis
Entire City of St. Louis
Grand Center
Mid St Louis County
West St Louis County
North St Louis County
South St Louis County
Historic St Charles
St Charles County
Illinois Side
The Loop
Westport Plaza


Ameristar Casino
River City Casino


Fairmount Park Horse Racing
World Wide Technology Raceway


Creve Coeur Park
Faust Park
Forest Park
Frontier Park
Jefferson Barracks
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Tower Grove Park
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Events in a Park
Outdoor Events

Convention/Expo Centers

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center
The Dome at America's Center
Gateway Center
St Charles Convention Center