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.
Admission: $45 in Advance, $50 at the Door
Admission to this event covers everything you need for instant fun. Take a tour of the world through each sample of more than 50 types of whiskey, wine, craft beer and refreshing lagers curated both internationally and locally, all included with your pass.
We will also be offering a lineup of award-winning BBQ from local celebrity pitmasters in addition to a packed dance floor full of people getting down to the sounds of DJ Quain of Rockstar DJs.
Admission: $40 in Advance, $45 at the Door
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.
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 email@example.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.