There are a lot of fun events happening this holiday weekend in around St. Louis. In order to avoid road construction, traffic jams and parking challenges, Metro is a great option for getting to some of the big Labor Day weekend events.
The annual three-day blues festival brings more than 60,000 people to the riverfront at Laclede’s Landing each year. The outdoor music festival will start at 6 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. until midnight tomorrow night and Sunday night and feature local and nationally known artists. To get to the blues festival, MetroLink passengers can exit at the Arch-Laclede’s Landing Station. Several bus routes serve the eastern Downtown St. Louis/Laclede’s Landing area as well. Check our Trip Planner tool for a bus schedule that works best for you. Be sure to check the schedules in advance for the last departing trains and buses from downtown.
The annual three-day (tomorrow, Sunday and Monday) Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden will feature traditional music, dancing and a real sumo wrestling demonstration. Tickets to the festival are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children and Garden members. Passengers can attend the festival via MetroBus by boarding either the #14 Botanical Garden, #80 Park-Shaw or the #8 Bates-Morganford.
Cyclists will compete in a four-day race in four St. Louis neighborhoods over the Labor Day weekend. Participants will compete for cash and prizes and others will compete for medals. The first part of the race will take place today in the Lafayette Square neighborhood and will impact the #80 Park-Shaw route. The second leg of the race will occur tomorrow in the Francis Park neighborhood. The third phase of the race will take place Sunday on The Hill and will impact the #14 Botanical Garden route. The last leg of the race will happen Monday in Benton Park and impact the #30 Soulard and the #73 Carondelet.
St. Louis’ Annual Labor Day Parade
The annual Labor Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis is Monday, Sept. 1. The parade begins at 9 a.m., at 13th and Olive. It then makes its way down Tucker Street, past St. Louis City Hall and west on Market Street to 15th Street. You can get to the parade via our five downtown MetroLink Stations. Parade goers can also travel downtown by bus to our Civic Center Transit Center. During the parade, the #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar and #99 Downtown Trolley will be rerouted as well as the #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #30 Soulard, 32#ML King-Chouteau and the #41 Lee.
The annual Greek Festival, located at the corner of Forest Park Parkway and Kingshighway in the Central West End, will feature music, dancing and some of the best Greek food you’ve ever tasted. The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day. We recommend the #10 Gravois-Lindell MetroBus route and the #95 Kingshighway.
The St. Louis Cardinals kick off a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals play the Cubs tonight, a doubleheader tomorrow and one game Sunday. The Cardinals host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Labor Day and that is the final game of the season to score discounted tickets as part of Metro Mondays. The Stadium MetroLink Station is the closest station. The #40 Broadway and the #99 Downtown Trolley stops are also nearby.
To plan your Labor Day adventure on public transit, use our handy Trip Planner tool.