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Welcome to Soulard!

BSB Development Company is proud to have been a force in the revitalization of Soulard over the years, and we appreciate the diversity of the place we call home. Here is some basic information you may find helpful and interesting.

Upcoming Events

February 2020 Events

BACCHANALIAN BALL: HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS

February 1
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Admission: $75 $50 with discount code THXBL

EXCITING NEWS!

We’re thrilled to announce that Bud Light, the official beer of Soulard Mardi Gras, wants to celebrate the end of Dry January and cover $25 of you ticket to Bacchanalian Ball. Use code THXBL to receive a $50 ticket.

Lights! Camera! Action! Get ready to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood at the second annual Bacchanalian Ball! This over-the-top gala event will transform you into an A-List celebrity for the night. Mix and mingle, don your most glam outfit and strut your stuff on the red carpet. It’s your turn to sparkle and shine like the star you are. Don’t miss your turn in the spotlight!

The all-inclusive star treatment includes:

  • Specialty cocktails by STL Barkeep, plus Bud Light Seltzer and Golden Road Brewing
  • Small bites provided by Salt + Smoke, Bogarts and Sugarfire
  • Music by DJ Mahf and Breakdown Shakedown
  • Photo worthy opportunities

CAJUN COOK-OFF

Saturday, February 8

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

Admission: $40 in Advance, $50 at the Door

Tickets Coming Soon!

Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis, Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald, whose culinary roots are connected to New Orleans, then taste the subject matter of the most delicious lesson you’ll ever learn as they hand out samples. These cooking demos of authentic Creole cuisine will be taking place all day long as highly talented amateur chefs from across the area face off, preparing their best dishes to be sampled by a panel of hungry and highly discerning judges.  Music by the legendary Zydeco Crawdaddies! 

Admission to the event includes an authentic Cajun lunch, prepared by the flavor wizards at Sugarfire Smokehouse, and all the beverages you need to wash it down, not to mention boot-stomping tunes straight out of the Big Easy. 

If you think you have the talent to take home a prize, apply to be one of 10 teams that competes in this long-standing tradition. Fill out your application and send it to olivia@mardigrasinc.com

Please note that, in accordance with the City of St. Louis Health Department, food prepared by the amateur chefs in the competition is not available for public consumption. 

public consumption. 

THE KITCHEN PASS: DELICIOUSLY EXCLUSIVE AND ALL-INCLUSIVE

Join us behind the scenes of a real kitchen as chefs from Sugarfire Smokehouse prepare scrumptious cuisine for a lucky few in a private dining experience. And it’s not just amazing chow: you’ll also be treated to a premium, fully stocked open bar of top-shelf cocktails crafted specifically for your own personal palette by Master Mixologist Matthew Longueville from noon to 4:00 pm.

We’ll kick it off at 10:00 am with Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and breakfast…and then it’s on. Throughout the day you’ll get to enjoy authentic Cajun food before anyone else as it as soon as it comes out of the smoker and the jambalaya pot. 

THE KITCHEN PASS: DELICIOUSLY EXCLUSIVE AND ALL-INCLUSIVE

Join us behind the scenes of a real kitchen as chefs from Sugarfire Smokehouse prepare scrumptious cuisine for a lucky few in a private dining experience. And it’s not just amazing chow: you’ll also be treated to a premium, fully stocked open bar of top-shelf cocktails crafted specifically for your own personal palette by Master Mixologist Matthew Longueville from noon to 4:00 pm.

We’ll kick it off at 10:00 am with Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and breakfast…and then it’s on. Throughout the day you’ll get to enjoy authentic Cajun food before anyone else as it as soon as it comes out of the smoker and the jambalaya pot. All-inclusive Kitchen Passes are $75 each.

MISSOURI LOTTERY 5K RUN FOR YOUR BEADS

Saturday, February 15

Starting Time: 9:00 am

Soulard – Starts at 8th and Lafayette

Registration: Available Until Race Day

Now-Jan 28 12:00am: $25
Jan 28-Feb 12 12:00am: $30
Feb 12-14: $35
Race day: $40

There is only one race that is as fun-filled, colorful and slightly wacky as Mardi Gras: The Missouri Lottery 5K Run for Your Beads. That means you’ll enjoy all the fun and historic scenery of Soulard with mid-race pitstops stocked with beer and hurricanes for legally aged runners. Make sure to dress in your best Mardi Gras garb, because in addition to prizes for the winners of each division, we’ll be honoring the runner with the best costume. 

After the race, you can join us for Taste of Soulard. Because, after running so hard, you’ll have earned the chance to chow down on some tasty Cajun cuisine. Sign up now or register at the Bud Light Party Centre (at 9th and Lafayette) at 8am on the day of the event.

TASTE OF SOULARD

Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Soulard Neighborhood

Passes: $25

This self-guided tasting and pub crawl allows you to choose your own adventure through the many Cajun flavors that you will find throughout Soulard. Each purchase includes one drink voucher and six food vouchers that can be redeemed at any of the participating establishments. On Saturday, the world-famous Soulard Trolley Tramps will be shuttling merrymakers to restaurants throughout the neighborhood.

Passes also available for purchase at any participating Taste of Soulard establishment on Feb 15 & Feb 16.

PURINA PET PARADE

Sunday, February 16

Registration: 10:00 am 

Parade: 1:00 pm 

Begins at 12th and Allen

Registration Fee: $10 donation

Free for spectators to watch the parade 

At the world’s largest costumed pet parade, we combine all the fun of Mardi Gras with all the AWWWWs that the most adorable parade participants deserve. It is free to watch and easy to head straight to the Taste of Soulard or Wiener Dog Derby after the parade wraps up.

If you have a precious pet who belongs in the parade, register your furry friend beforehand online or on the day of the event at 12th and Allen so you both can strut your stuff in style. The best dressed pets will be selected as members of the Court of the Mystical Krewe of Barkus and will be invited to the Coronation Pageant at Soulard Market Park where the King and Queen of Barkus will be crowned.

All proceeds from the Purina Pet Parade will go to benefit Open Door Animal Sanctuary.

Parade Route

Map of the Bud Light Grand Parade, Purina Pet Parade and Parking Zones

TITO’S WIENER DOG DERBY

Sunday, February 16 
Registration: Opens at 10:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 1:45 pm
First Heat: 2:00 pm

Wiener Stadium in Soulard Market Park

Entry Fee: $10

Spectator admission to Wiener Stadium is free

Your wiener has been working hard all offseason for this, and now the time has arrived for the nation’s longest-running wiener dog derby! Participants square off in Wiener Stadium at Soulard Market to determine the dashingest dachshund in all of the land. 

As usual, in a series of six-dog elimination heats, competitors race down a 30-foot track with the winning wiener moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned. However, NEW THIS YEAR: there will be a Wiener Dog Derby hat contest (for hoomans only) so make sure you come dressed for the derby! 

There are four age-based classes for participating pups.

  • Cocktail Wieners: Up to 4 years old
  • Hot Dogs: 4-8 years old
  • Ball Park Franks: 8 years and older
  • Wiener Wannabe: Dogs small enough to fit in the starting box

Registration is available the day of the event, but in order to avoid a distracted dachshund, register online and hit the ground running on race day. Online registration coming soon.

WEBSTER GROVES SUBARU WIENER CIRCLE VIP

Sunday, February 16
10:00AM-5:00PM

$60 for ages 21+
$40 for ages 6-20
5 and under free

Enjoy the Wiener Dog Derby in style this year at the all new Webster Groves Subaru Wiener Circle VIP Tent. 

Tickets include:

  • Access to the VIP Grand Stand to get an up close view of the Titos Wiener Dog Derby
  • Open Bar with Tito’s cocktails, Bud Light, and Coca Cola products
  • Freshly prepared chicken strips and a variety of dipping sauces and Gus’ Pretzels
  • Heated tent

VIP dedicated facilities 

MAYOR’S MARDI GRAS BALL

Friday, February 21

Time: 7:00 pm to Midnight 

The Rotunda in St. Louis City Hall

Admission: $125 and Up

The Mayor’s Ball, which ALIVE Magazine and the Riverfront Times have called the “social event of the season,” is a must-attend gala that combines the elegance of the setting with the striking visuals of Mardi Gras. It features fine cuisine, cocktails, dancing and entertainment ranging from traditional to spectacular. 

This charitable event is hosted by the Mardi Gras Foundation, and the proceeds go to create community grants that have shown demonstrable benefits to the Soulard and Downtown communities since 2003. Follow the link above for anything from general admission to reserving a table for an exclusive experience, or call Olivia at 314.771.5110. 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: NETWORK IN STYLE

This year, young professionals can take advantage of the star power of the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball to network with area leaders from a variety of fields with a wealth of experience and expertise. This exclusive networking event is an opportunity to extend your network and enjoy:

  • Tables available for purchase with seating for four (individual passes also available for standing room)
  • There are 20 tables and 50 individual passes available total to foster an optimal networking experience
  • Exclusive access to the young professionals VIP Party
  • A menu of creative appetizers and a Cajun-themed buffet by Butler’s Pantry
  • Premium open bar with full view of the stage
  • Full party access for all attendees, both individual and tables

BUD LIGHT GRAND PARADE

Saturday, February 22

Parade Starts: 11:00 am 

Soulard Neighborhood

Free Event

MAPS AND PARKING

Map of the Bud Light Grand Parade, Purina Pet Parade and Parking Zones

This event is the crown jewel of the Soulard Mardi Gras season and is the biggest parade outside of the Big Easy. It begins at Busch Stadium and proceeds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the place where your beer was born: Anheuser-Busch Brewery. This year’s theme is The Blues – Music, Hockey, Skies, Seas and more! Help us celebrate over a century of this St. Louis Institution as krewes ride nearly

BLUES ALUMNI EXPERIENCE

Saturday, February 22

Party Tent Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lafayette Lofts at 7th and Ann

Tent Admission: $125

Please note events are rain or shine. All purchases are final. No REFUNDS.

If you ever wanted to rub elbows with Blues legends at St. Louis’ biggest party, then we have exactly what you’re looking for. At the Blues Alumni Party Tent, your all-inclusive pass lets you hang out with some of the best to ever don the Blue Note in a climate-controlled tent right on the parade route. 
 
An all-inclusive Blues Alumni Party Tent pass includes

  • Open bar with beer and cocktails
  • NSFW story time with Blues legends
  • Cajun lunch buffet
  • Air bubble hockey tournament
  • Front row view of the Bud Light Grand Parade

BUD LIGHT PARTY TENT

Saturday, February 22

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park

On sale for $109 for a limited time.

Please note events are rain or shine. All purchases are final. No REFUNDS

You shouldn’t have to choose between being directly on the parade route, warming up from the cold, a dance floor with body-moving beats, a restroom without a line and being able to grab a drink whenever you need another.  

That’s why the all-inclusive Bud Light Party Tent is THE place to be for over 9 hours of beer, beats and booze in a climate-controlled tent. You get more Mardi Gras for your money here, including

  • Fully stocked open bar with Goose Island and Bud Light, plus premium spirits
  • Lunch buffet by Joanie’s
  • Heated tents one block from the Bud Light Grand Parade route
  • Unlimited re-entry
  • Private restrooms
  • FREE BEADS! 

Music Lineup:
TBA

CORPORATE VILLAGE VIP EXPERIENCE

Saturday, February 22

 Lift For Life Academy parking lot

Call Olivia or Tim at (314) 771-5110 to reserve your tent.

Located on a prime piece of Mardi Gras real estate, a tent in our Corporate Village is the perfect spot for your business to host clients, employees, influential guests and anyone you want to woo. 

Your white-glove experience will provide great, unobstructed views of the parade and a climate-controlled tent stocked with a staffed bar and Cajun/Creole lunch buffet from Syberg’s. Not to mention: 

  • A 20’ x 20′ tent that holds up to 50 guests
  • Beverage service from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, which includes Bud Light, Southern Comfort hurricanes, Coca-Cola products, water and coffee
  • All-you-can-eat Cajun/Creole buffet from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Restroom facilities just for the Corporate Village
  • Beads, beads and more beads
  • Full service: a bartender and busser
  • Other upgrades available for an additional charge

Monster Tent – Soulard Mardi Gras 2020

by DB’s Sports Bar

$83.72 – $169.79

No Refunds

Date And Time

Sat, February 22, 2020

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Location

Biggest Rock Tent on The Bud Light Parade Route

1615 South Broadway

Saint Louis, MO 63104

Description

The biggest party tent with the best prices is back on SATURDAY 2/22 located on the parade route in Soulard. Hosted by DJ Patrico from 105.7 The Point’s Rizzuto Show and featuring Moon and The Teenage Dirt Bags (From Greek Fire and The Rizzuto Show) and the Platinum Rock Legends!

MONSTER TENT TICKET INCLUDES:

  • 32oz Refillable Cup ( Open Bar Includes: Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Michelob Ultra, Bud Select, Budweiser, Absolut Vodka (flavors), Jameson Irish Whiskey, Malibu Rum, Four Loko and Hurricanes. Energy drinks and mixers included
  • Premium Open Bar for 6.5 Hours
  • In and Out Access From 10:00am until 4:00PM on the parade route
  • Biggest Heated Rock Tent in Soulard
  • Over 65 Private Restrooms for Monster Tent Guests Only
  • Rock Line-Up: Moon and The Teenage Dirtbags/ 2 Sets (Moon from Rizzuto Show, and Greek Fire), Platinum Rock Legends, DJ Patrico from The Rizzuto Show on 105.7 The Point Hosting and DJing.

Event Date: Saturday, February 22nd 2020 Event Time: 10:30AM to 5:00PM

Event Location: DB’s Sports Bar Parking Lot Under the Largest Heated Tent in Soulard on the Parade Route 1615 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104

Sponsored By: Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Four Loko, 105.7 The Point.

Tent Located in Soulard Across from the Soulard Farmers Market on the East Side of 7th Street

www.MonsterTent.com for more info.

EVENT WILL GO ON RAIN OR SHINE

HIGH ENERGY EVENT WITH NO SEATING – 21 + EVENT – ALL SALES ARE FINAL / TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE/ NO RE-ENTRY AFTER 4:30PM

FAT TUESDAY – LIVE MUSIC NO COVER!

VENUE

1860 S 9th St United States

Phone:

(314)-231-1860

MARCH 5, 2019

Music starts @ 9:00 PM

 Free

Celebrate the end of the Mardi Gras Season! Live and no cover: Richie Darling and the Diamond Cut Blues Band!