The Historic Soulard Market Merchants Association presents…
A list of up coming events on the Soulard Farmer’s Market grounds and nearby locations.
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Hispanic Festival, Inc. will be turning up the heat for the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Soulard Park near 7th Street and Lafayette next to the Soulard Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – September 22, 23, 24, 2017. This is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area.
The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with piñatas and traditional Hispanic games.
Take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage including salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata.
Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Panama, Bolivia and Colombia will be performing as well as offering dances lessons in salsa and bachata.
Our Cultural Village will be host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America including Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Belize, and more.
An addition to this great event is the Low Rider Car Cruise on Sunday, September 24 at 1pm.
Other attractions include folk arts & crafts, information booths from several cultural organizations, inflatable rides, petting zoo and a mechanical bull.
Celebrate a Soulard tradition, Twelfth Night!
Twelfth night marks the start of Carnivale or Mardi Gras season and for the past several years Soulard has been ushering in its favorite time of the year in style. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m. with the petitioning of the Mardi Gras, Inc. Board of Directors. Dignitaries, parade krewes, community organizations, and anyone else of good will and cheer is encouraged to make a creative appeal to the Board to host the annual pre-lenten celebration.
The Board adjourns into a closed session at 6:30 to deliberate and vote on whether or not to produce the festival. At 6:45 after a lengthy, tense, and somewhat raucous debate the Board emerges to announce it’s decision. And much like the election of a Tamany Hall candidate there isn’t much suspense surrounding the decision.
A decision of this magnitude must be properly fete’d and what better way to do so than with a parade through the streets of Soulard stopping along the way to toast at several of Soulard’s venerable establishments. It all culminates at Soulard Market in Rudy Commons (the brick plaza in front of the market) with the coronation of the 2018 Rex.