Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day a few days early by kicking off the festivities this weekend. Don’t test your luck with traffic or with trying to find a place to park downtown — take Metro instead.
Before you head downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run this Saturday, March 12, park at one of our free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois and take MetroLink to any of our five MetroLink stations serving downtown St. Louis. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut Streets.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start on Market and 18th Street at noon and proceed east on Market to Broadway. The Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium and 8th & Pine MetroLink Stations are all within a few blocks of the Market Street parade route, and the Convention Center MetroLink Station is about six blocks north of Market. All are within a short walk to the parade. We will be monitoring MetroLink platforms on Saturday and will add extra service if needed.
MetroBus is another great option for getting to the downtown festivities on Saturday. You can ride on one of 13 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center and walk a couple blocks north to the parade route on Market Street. Be sure to check Rider Alerts for any reroute information before you make your way downtown on MetroBus for the parade.
Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day celebration!