ST LOUIS, Mo. - Hundreds of people came out to the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball on Friday night at city hall.
The annual party is a fundraiser for the Mardi Gras Foundation, which benefits Soulard year-round.
Staff spent hours transforming the city hall rotunda into a festival party space.
The mayor was introduced at the 16th annual event with a parade of music and celebration.
Saturday's Grand Parade starts at 11 a.m.