St. Louis hosts the Mardi Gras festival this Saturday. Said to be the second largest Mardi Gras event in the USA after New Orleans, the festival - held in the historic French neighborhood of Soulard - attracts large crowds to the parades.
Revelers throw and collect bead necklaces, cat-calling people to "flash" their bosoms to the crowd. Alcoholic beverages such as beer, Jell-O shots and hurricane cocktails are freely consumed during the festivities.
How to get there: Soulard is in the southwest of downtown St. Louis, just near the Anheuser-Busch brewery.