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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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.
Bring your little ones along to the Family Winter Carnival!
This free, family-friendly event will keep the kids busy with bounce houses, story time, fire trucks, and police vehicles. Kids can also check out fun interactive displays provided by local artists and organizations. The whole family can pick out festive crowns, masquerade masks, and face paint to get in the Mardi Gras spirit!
*This is an alcohol-free event; no alcohol of any kind is allowed in the tent.
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Saturday, February 3
Starting Time: 9:00 am
Soulard – Starts at 8th and Lafayette
Registration: Available Until Race Day
Fee: $25 until January 26th; $30 starting January 27
Sunday, February 4
Registration: 10:00 am
Parade: 1:00 pm
Begins at 12th and Allen
See map below for complete parade route
Registration Fee: $10 donation
Free for spectators to watch the parade