Mardi Gras

Therapy Rabbits
10:58 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

St. Louis Rabbits Live A Therapy Dog’s Life With A Mardi Gras Flair

Support rabbits are gentle visitors to residents of Tower Grove Manor.
Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon

Some St. Louis rabbits are working like dogs as service and therapy animals. On Sunday, one will also don another hat – more of a crown, really for the Mardi Gras Pet Parade.

It’s not uncommon to see service dogs assisting vision- or hearing-impaired individuals. But a St. Louis woman named Nisha Full Moon uses a Flemish Giant rabbit as a service animal.

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Soulard Mardi Gras
12:02 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Mardi Gras celebration kicks into high gear in St. Louis

The route (in blue) of the River City Grand Parade Saturday in St. Louis.
(Courtesy of Mardi Gras, Inc.)

One of the area’s biggest public parties of the year takes place in the Soulard neighborhood this weekend. 

Organizers of the Mardi Gras celebration are expecting more than 100 units and 2000 people in the River City Grand Parade Saturday. It’s the 33rd year for the event, which has grown to become one of the largest Mardi Gras parties in the country. Spokesman Mack Bradley says they’ve worked hard to make sure the event is fun – and safe – for everyone.

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Mardi Gras arrests
12:18 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Average year for arrests at Mardi Gras

Revelers enjoy Mardi Gras in Soulard in 2010
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

Updated Monday, March 7 at 3:05 with information about DUI/DWI

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says it was an average year for arrests at the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard.

Law enforcement officials arrested or cited 83 people on 89 different charges over the weekend. They broke down like this:

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Soulard Mardi Gras
5:49 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras Preview 2011

The Soulard Mardi Gras flag.
(via Mardi Gras, Inc.)

Large crowds are expected to converge on the Soulard neighborhood tomorrow for Mardi Gras festivities.

The party – which some say is among the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country – gets underway with River City Casino Grand Parade at 11 a.m. tomorrow. St. Louis Police Captain Sam Dotson says the department will have two shifts of about 200 officers working Mardi Gras.

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Soulard Mardi Gras
12:03 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

12th Night kicks off Mardi Gras festivities in Soulard

The Soulard Mardi Gras flag will be unfurled tonight during the 12th Night Festivities. (via Mardi Gras, Inc.)

Get your beads and masks ready!

The massive party season known as Mardi Gras starts tonight  in Soulard with the celebration of the "Twelfth Night" after Christmas, also known as "Epiphany" or "Kings Day."

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