If you’re headed to downtown St. Louis on Saturday or to the Dogtown neighborhood on Sunday, Metro Transit makes it easy for you to enjoy all of the fun and festivities without worrying about navigating street closures, dealing with traffic and finding a place to park.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis kicks off at 12 p.m. 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 Street. Park for free at any 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 16. There are several MetroBus routes that serve the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis. Get off there and walk a couple blocks north to the parade route on Market Street.
Due to the St. Patrick’s Day run and parade, there may be reroutes that impact your commute. We recommend checking Rider Alerts for the latest information on your route before heading out to this weekend’s festivities.
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, and is immediately followed by an outdoor Irish Festival.
The parade runs along Tamm Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Manchester Road. The #90 Hampton serves Hampton Avenue and the #59 Dogtown serves Oakland Avenue, both just a couple blocks east of Tamm Avenue.
Please note the #31 Chouteau and #59 Dogtown will have detours on Saturday, 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 the Transit app to your phone, use Trip Planner, 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.