St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood is putting on its party clothes in preparation for a big weekend of Mardi Gras fun. This weekend is the Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard, the Supplement Superstores Run For Your Beads 5K, the Beggin' Pet Parade, and the Wiener Dog Derby. Go to http://stlmardigras.org for times and places, plus a full list of events for St. Louis Mardi Gras 2012. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Soulard Mardi Gras festivities are heating up this week. We talk with spokesman Mack Bradley.