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March 13, 2018

Go Green and Ride Metro to St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Families, parade-goers and fun-seekers will be headed to downtown St. Louis and the Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, and Metro makes it easy for everyone to enjoy all of the fun and festivities without worrying about navigating street closures, dealing with traffic and finding a place to park.

Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown Neighborhood

The 34th Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on March 17 in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis, and is immediately followed by an outdoor Irish Festival. Two MetroBus routes are great options for anyone interested in getting close to all of the action.

The parade runs along Tamm Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Manchester Road. The #59 Dogtown serves Oakland Avenue and the #90 Hampton serves Hampton Avenue, both just a couple of blocks east of Tamm Avenue.

Please note the #31 Chouteau and #59 Dogtown will have detours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Information on these reroutes can be found in the Rider Alert section of

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Run in Downtown St. Louis

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis kicks off at 1 p.m. at Market and 20th Streets on March 17. The St. Patrick’s Day Run begins at 9 a.m. that morning at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut Street. Parade-goers and race participants can park for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois, and take MetroLink to one of four MetroLink stations near the festivities.

The Stadium and 8th & Pine MetroLink Stations are both a few blocks from the St. Patrick’s Day Run starting line, and the Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium and 8th & Pine Stations are all within two to three blocks of the Market Street parade route.

MetroBus is also a great option for getting to the parade downtown on March 17. Visitors can ride on any one of more than 15 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, and walk a couple blocks north to the parade route on Market Street.

Please note that several MetroBus routes will have detours in downtown St. Louis due to the parade and run. Information on all MetroBus reroutes can be found in the Rider Alert section of

To plan your trip to St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities in downtown St. Louis or in Dogtown, download the Metro On the Go app to your mobile device, use the schedules or online Trip Planner at, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MetroBus Reroutes

Street closures in St. Louis to accommodate St. Patrick’s Day festivities on March 17 will affect the operations of 16 MetroBus routes, and riders should allow extra time for their commutes. The affected MetroBus routes include:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates-Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #19 St. Louis Avenue
  • #20 South Broadway
  • #30 Arsenal
  • #31 Chouteau
  • #32 ML King
  • #40 North Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #59 Dogtown
  • #74 Florissant
  • #94 Page
  • #97 Delmar
  • #96 Market Street Shuttle
  • #99 Downtown Trolley

Before planning their trips on Metro Transit, MetroBus passengers are encouraged to check the Rider Alerts section of for specific details of each reroute, or contact Metro Transit Information.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 37 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.  

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