Families, parade-goers and fun-seekers will be headed to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, March 16, and to the Dogtown neighborhood in St. Louis on Sunday, March 17, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Metro Transit 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.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Run in Downtown St. Louis
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis kicks off at noon at Market and 20th Streets on March 16. The St. Patrick’s Day Run begins at 9 a.m. that morning at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut Streets. Parade-goers and race participants can park for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois, purchase a round-trip ticket and take MetroLink to one of four MetroLink stations near the festivities.
The Stadium MetroLink Station and the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station 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 16. There are more than a dozen MetroBus routes that serve the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis, from where it is just a short walk north to get to the parade route on Market Street.
Fifteen MetroBus routes will have detours in downtown St. Louis on March 16 due to the parade and run. Information on all MetroBus reroutes can be found in the Rider Alert section of metrostlouis.org.
Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown Neighborhood
The 35th 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 beginning at 10 a.m., due to St. Patrick’s Day activities.
To plan your trip to St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities in downtown St. Louis or in Dogtown, download Transit app to your mobile device, use Trip Planner or online schedules and maps on metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786.
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 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.