Fat Tuesday parade last chance to enjoy Mardi Gras

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Tuesday night marks the end of Mardi Gras, and for many tonight’s Fat Tuesday parade is the last hurrah for Mardi Gras. The parade will feature over 100 entries and floats.

The parade starts at 6:30 pm downtown at Sixth and Washington and goes up to 14th street.

This is your last chance to celebrate Mardi Gras in this French, Spanish and Creole influenced city. Organizers are hoping St. Louisans coming out to see the parade will be wearing traditional purple, green and gold colors.

The Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday is St. Louis’s and parade goers can expect plenty of beads t be thrown.

A lot of the traditions for Fat Tuesday go back hundreds of years when Fat Tuesday was the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the start of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season when many people would fast.