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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The next three weekends are filled with Mardi Gras events.

Not only can you taste the flavor of Soulard, but the neighborhood will host one of the largest pet parades in the country.

PHOTOS: 2012 Soulard Mardi Gras

But Friday night the party is at City Hall. The Mardi Gras Inc. folks have put together 25 whiskeys, 30 beers and more than 100 wines for people to taste.

Ticket to the wine, whiskey and beer taste cost $40 at the door and takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

PHOTOS:2012 Beggin' Strips Pet Parade

Saturday afternoon City Hall becomes the sight of the Cajun Cook-Off. Ten professionals and ten amateurs will compete to create the best cajun/creole dish.

The competition runs from noon until 4 p.m. and tickets cost $40.

For more information on Mardi Gras events and links to purchase tickets in advance, visit our Mardi Gras Guide.

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