For some people, Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer – but that doesn’t mean the fun should end anytime soon. In fact, you can still enjoy several events around town this holiday weekend, and Metro is a great option for getting out and about to enjoy the fun while avoiding road construction, parking and holiday traffic.
The 99th annual four-day St. Louis Greek Festival kicks off Friday, September 4, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Central West End. Guests can enjoy Greek cuisine, listen to live music, experience Greek folk dancing and more.
To get there, ride MetroLink to the Central West End MetroLink Station, and walk a short distance north to reach the festival, which takes place at 4967 Forest Park Ave. You can also ride the #10 Gravois-Lindell or the #95 Kingshighway MetroBus routes, which both serve stops near the festival. Keep in mind, those two MetroBus routes will be on reroute starting from the beginning of service Friday until the end of service Monday.
To get to the Big Muddy Blues Festival, ride MetroLink to the Laclede’s Landing Station and use the west entrance on Second Street to reach the festival. Be advised, the east entrance at the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station will be closed during the festival.
Several bus routes serve the east side of downtown St. Louis near the Laclede’s Landing area. Check our Trip Planner for a bus schedule that works best for you, and if you plan on enjoying the festivities into the night, be sure to check schedules in advance for the last departing trains and buses from downtown.
The annual Labor Day Parade in downtown St. Louis takes place on Monday, September 5. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Olive and 15th Street, and then heads east to Tucker. It’ll then make its way south on Tucker and west on Market Street to 15th Street. The Union Station and Civic Center MetroLink Stations will get you the closest to the parade, with both located just a couple blocks south of Market Street. Parade-goers can also travel downtown by bus to the Union Station MetroLink Station. Please note that during the parade, the #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar and #99 Downtown Trolley will be rerouted, as well as the #10 Gravois-Lindell, #30 Soulard, 32#ML King-Chouteau and the #41 Lee.
Cyclists will participate in a four-day race in four St. Louis neighborhoods over the Labor Day weekend, competing for cash, prizes and medals. The first part of the race will take place on Friday, September 2, in the Lafayette Square neighborhood and will impact the #80 Park-Shaw MetroBus route. The second leg of the race will occur Saturday in the Francis Park neighborhood. The third phase of the race will take place Sunday on The Hill and will impact the #14 Botanical Garden route. The last leg of the race will will take place Monday in Benton Park and impact the #30 Soulard and the #73 Carondelet.
To plan your Labor Day adventure on public transit, use the Metro On The Go app or our online Trip Planner, or call Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!