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Riding the Mardi Gras Parade with the Top Krewe: the Banana Bike Brigade

This year, the Banana Bikers took on the theme “The Birds & The Bees,” with everyone in some form of dress matching that theme. more »

Feb 16, 2015 8:57 AM Fairs and Festivals

Mardi Gras 2015: The Mystic Krewe of Barkus Beggin’ Pet Parade

It was a scene, carried out on maybe the most-glorious day in the history of Februaries in St. Louis. It was also a marker—the real, true signal call that Mardi Gras season is very much upon us. more »

Feb 9, 2015 8:26 AM Fairs and Festivals

Photograph by Thomas Crone

Embracing the Inner Hoosier: Or How I Learned to Stop Hating and Love (Well, Not Exactly Love) Mardi Gras

It’s coming up, y’know: Saturday, February 14 is the day of the Grand Parade, the centerpiece of spectacles in a couple-week run of events that range from the popular to the niche-y more »

Jan 13, 2015 11:01 AM Fairs and Festivals

Pink dogs abound during the Mardi Gras pet parade. And purple and green ones *really* abound. Photograph by Thomas Fletcher

Happy 2015—And By The Way, Here Comes Mardi Gras

Aren't you glad you live in St. Louis, Missouri and not Billings, Montana? Because we have a holiday—a big, public drinking holiday, in fact—to get us through the winter doldrums. more »

Jan 2, 2015 3:29 PM Fairs and Festivals

Artica 2014: A Recap in Words and Pictures

Every year the participatory, autumnal arts festival known as Artica adds a twist through sub-titling. This year’s event was dubbed “Rites of Passage: The Space in Between,” and the title seemed to fit this fall’s version of the event quite well. more »

Oct 14, 2014 8:57 AM Fairs and Festivals 1 Comments


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