St. Louis is the closest thing to traditional New Orleans-style Mardi Gras outside of the Big Easy, and 2011 will be even bigger than the wildly successful 2010 Soulard Mardi Gras. Thousands of people flock to Soulard for the festivities. Check out the all of the events surrounding the Mardi Gras celebration, including parade information and photos from previous Mardi Gras parties.
St. Louis Mardi Gras guide
We have the full schedule of St. Louis Mardi Gras 2011 events in Soulard and it is full of parties, parades, pictures, beads, beer and bands
February 21, 2011
See who was at the Downtown Mardi Gras Parade
This black tie event was a hit at City Hall
Celebrating the debauchery that is Mardi Gras in Soulard
From pugs to poodles, there were lots of cute pooches
Check out photos from this fun pre-Mardi Gras happy hour at Forest Park
Tens of thousands of people flocked to Soulard. Did you get flashed?
One of the worlds largest pet parades made for some tail-wagging fun in Soulard
Drinking and dining on Creole cuisine in Soulard
Hundreds donned tuxes for the most glitzy Mardi Gras party in town
Some like it hot... chili that is.
The last big celebration before Lent
St. Louis Mardi Gras was huge. Here are Metromix's favorite pictures from Mardi Gras season
Metromix was out at the annual Fat Tuesday parade. Did you get flashed?
Metromix was mingling in Soulard for Mardi Gras. Did you get flashed?
Did you get flashed by Metromix at Mardi Gras? The streets of Soulard were flooded with party-goers and Metromix was flashing everyone they saw, with a camera, of course. Check out the outrageousness that is Soulard Mardi Gras.
St. Louis' A-listers showed off some great masks at this black tie affair
The Soulard Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off Mardi Gras with a Wood Stock-themed bash
With floats from all decades, this was one parade to remember
Tons of four-legged friends and their owners walked the streets of Soulard Sunday
The Taste of Soulard offered up tons of yummy treats to participants.
St. Louis's premiere erotic art show returned with record crowds
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