This weekend will be awash in green in downtown St. Louis for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and St. Patrick’s Day Run this Saturday, March 12. Swarms of green-clad folk will toss back shamrocks and wave the Irish colors proudly. Some St. Louis streets will close to accommodate the parades and race route, so taking transit is a great way to get to the festivities without having to worry about parking and traffic. Here’s what to know to go transit before you Erin Go Braugh this Saturday!
If you need help using transit this weekend, you can use Twitter to guide the way. Reply @STLMetro on Twitter for help.
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The St. Patrick’s Day Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and travels throughout downtown St. Louis (Run route shown in above map in blue; parade route in red). Race starts near Broadway and Spruce, only a block and a half from the Stadium MetroLink Station.
The downtown St. Louis St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at Aloe Plaza at 18th and Market, and travels down Market Street to Kiener Plaza at Broadway and Market Street. Several of the downtown MetroLink Stations will take you within a few blocks of the parade route: Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium, and 8th and Pine.
MetroBus will reroute around the run and parade route, but still provide a very accessible way to travel to the festivities. After the parade, MetroBus routes will return to normal at approximately 2 p.m. Use Google Transit to plan your trip, then check for any MetroBus parade and run reroutes.
If you are heading to the parade on transit dressed in your greenest, snap a photo and post on our Facebook page. Safe travels, and have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend!