How to Party All Week at St. Louis Mardi Gras 2014 And End Up Looking Like This

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Mardi Gras in St. Louis: Time to party! - PHOTOS BY STEVE TRUESDELL

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

It's time to show off our French heritage, St. Louis. Mardi Gras is almost upon us!

Daily RFT put together more than a week's worth of events, parties and specials for Fat Tuesday this year. Be warned, if you go to every one of these and match the crowd drink-for-drink, you might end up looking like this...

Uh oh. She's partied out.
  • Uh oh. She's partied out.

Here are the top events for Mardi Gras 2014 in St. Louis:

February 22

Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard: Soulard's finest establishments offer a sample of their best dish. Prices and participating restaurants to be announced. Sat., Feb. 22; Sun., Feb. 23, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Neighborhood, Allen Ave. and Menard St., St. Louis.

Mardi Gras 5K: Sat., Feb. 22, 9 a.m., $25-$30, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Market Park, Lafayette Ave. & S. 9th St., St. Louis.

February 23

Mardi Gras at the Shanti:Sunday, Feb 23: Come visit our doggie Photo Booth. Friday, Feb 28: Live music with Diggler's Lounge; Fat Tuesday, March 4: Live music with Hatrick. Fri., Feb. 21; Sun., Feb. 23; Fri., Feb. 28; Tue., March 4, www.soulardshanti.com. Shanti, 825 Allen Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-4772, www.theshanti.com.

PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby: Dachshunds race for fun and prizes in this annual Mardi Gras event. Sun., Feb. 23, 2 p.m., $10 to register a dachshund, free for spectators, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Market Park, Lafayette Ave. & S. 9th St., St. Louis.

February 28

Masq and Beads: New Orleans-style drink specials, free beads, music by DJ Charlie Chan and Dirty Muggs. Bottle service available. Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., call 314-403-2208. Lola, 500 N. 14th St., St. Louis, www.welovelola.com.

Tons more events, on the next page!

Only at Mardi Gras. - STEVE TRUESDELL
  • Steve Truesdell
  • Only at Mardi Gras.
March 1

1860's Mardi Gras: Open on Parade Day, Saturday, March 1. Join us for a bloody mary or mimosa at our After Party Sunday Brunch on Sunday, March 2. Sat., March 1; Sun., March 2, www.1860saloon.com. 1860 Saloon, 1860 S. Ninth St., St. Louis, 314-231-1860, www.soularddining.com.

Big Daddy's Mardi Gras Party: Party inside and outside at Big Daddy's in Soulard with DJs and live music. Sat., March 1. Big Daddy's-Soulard, 1000 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314-771-3066, www.bigdaddystl.com.

Big Saturday: Cajun food specials all night, free beads and Hurricane specials. Sat., March 1. Big Daddy's-The Landing, 118 Morgan St., St. Louis, 314-621-6700, www.bigdaddystl.com.

Broadway Oyster Bar's Kegs n' Eggs: $20 all you can drink SoCo Hurricanes, draft beer and unlimited breakfast bar. $9.99 for breakfast bar only. Live music starts at 9 a.m. with Light'n Bottle Band, Al Holiday's East Side Rhythm Revue and Aaron Kamm and the One Drops. Sat., March 1, $6 cover after 1 p.m. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811, www.broadwayoysterbar.com.

It doesn't really work that way, fellas. - JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff
  • It doesn't really work that way, fellas.

Joanie's Parade Day Party Package: $85 Package includes unlimited buffet, adult beverages, private port-a-potties and live music with Clint & Co. in the Party Tent. will be open from 10:30am-6:30pm. Must be 21 to enter. Sat., March 1, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Joanie's Pizzeria, 2101 Menard St., St. Louis, 314-865-1994, www.joaniespizzeria.com.

Mardi Gras Masquerade: Your ticket gets you drinks, breakfast and lunch, and entry to the masquerade competition. Winner gets a free chef tasting dinner for six people at Franco. Sat., March 1, 10 a.m., $45-$55. Franco, 1535 S. Eighth St., St. Louis, 314-436-2500, www.eatatfranco.com.

Mardi Gras Revelry Tent: Heated tent with private restrooms, in-and-out access until 4:30 p.m., bartenders serving premium spirits and DJs all day. Sat., March 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $75, www.revelrytent.com. Soulard Neighborhood, Allen Ave. and Menard St., St. Louis.

Too much Mardis Gras...
  • Too much Mardis Gras...

Soulard Bus Trip: Bus ride to Soulard starts with breakfast buffet featuring Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers. Sat., March 1, 9:45 p.m., $30. Bone's French Quarter Bar & Grill, 14766 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 636-391-8293, www.fqstl.com.

Bud Light Party Tent: Premium open bar, all-you-can-eat Cajun/Creole buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., DJs and an expanded dance floor. Sat., March 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., $100, www.stlmardigras.org. Soulard Market Park, Lafayette Ave. & S. 9th St., St. Louis.

Grand Parade: The Soulard Mardi Gras Parade kicks off at Busch Stadium and makes its way to Soulard. Sat., March 1, 11 a.m., free, www.stlmardigras.org. Busch Stadium, Broadway & Poplar St., St. Louis, 314-345-9000.

Yep, we've all been there.
  • Yep, we've all been there.
March 4

Fat Tuesday Party: Happy hour specials before the parade, free beads till we run out, Hurricane specials and DJs. Tue., March 4. Big Daddy's-The Landing, 118 Morgan St., St. Louis, 314-621-6700, www.bigdaddystl.com.

Fat Tuesday at Big Daddy's: DJ and dance party from 9 p.m. to close, part of the Fat Tuesday Soulard Bar crawl. Tue., March 4. Big Daddy's-Soulard, 1000 Sidney St., St. Louis, 314-771-3066, www.bigdaddystl.com.

Light Up the Night Fat Tuesday Parade: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Washington, then heads west to 14th Street. Tue., March 4, 6:30 p.m., free, www.stlmardigras.org. Washington Avenue and Broadway, Washington Ave. and Broadway, Alton.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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