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October 1, 2021

Take Metro Transit to Events in October

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A MetroLink train approaches the Shewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 station. the operator can be seen through the windshield.

As we enter October there are plenty of fun fall events and activities in the St. Louis area to attend, and Metro is here to get you there.

With our $5 Metro Day Pass, you can enjoy unlimited rides on MetroBus and MetroLink for an entire day – at one great low price.

Check out the roundup of local events below, and download the Transit app to help you plan your trip, track your ride and pay your fare.

Several MetroBus routes will be detoured during the special events due to street closures but we will get you as close as we can to the event venue.

Ghost Cruise: Haunted Tales by Phantasmagoria on the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch – 10/01, 10/03, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/22, 10/29
MetroLink – Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #40 N. Broadway, #174X Halls Ferry Express

  • The Ghost Cruise is a mesmerizing tribute to the fantastical. Let the chills wash over you as the Victorian horror troupe, Phantasmagoria, performs twisted tales of Halloween legend right before your eyes. It’s an evening of dance, movement and storytelling perfect for those who embrace the Halloween spirit.

Schlafly Art Outside Festival at Schlafly Bottleworks – 10/01-10/03
MetroBus Routes – #16 City Limits, #33 Midland

  • Like beer, art brings people together. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Schlafly aims to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community. Featuring artists who specialize in photography, woodwork, mixed media, jewelry and so much more – get to know art without pretense.

Q in the Lou: The St. Louis BBQ Festival at Kiener Plaza – 10/01-10/03
MetroLink – 8th and Pine MetroLink Station and Stadium MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #40 N. Broadway, #174X Halls Ferry Express

  • BBQ is Back! The 5th annual Q in the Lou is happening October 1-3 in Kiener Plaza. Don’t miss this chance to grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters from across the country.

Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden – 10/01-10/03
MetroBus Routes – #8 Shaw-Cherokee and #95 Kingshighway

  • The Best of Missouri Market showcases the region’s finest food producers and artisans. Enjoy live music, a food court, wine and beer samples, locally made spirits, and a Kids’ Corner with barnyard animals, crafts, pumpkin decorating, and more.

Origami in the Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden – 10/01-10/10
MetroBus Routes – #8 Shaw-Cherokee and #95 Kingshighway

  • Origami in the Garden brings 18 awe-inspiring large-scale sculptures to Garden grounds, including a majestic tower of 1000 cranes, flying birds, painted ponies, emerging butterflies, floating boats, and more. Origami in the Garden is included with Garden admission and viewable 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at the Saint Louis Galleria – 10/01-10/20
MetroLink – Richmond Heights Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #2 Red, #58 Chesterfield Valley

  • Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be in St. Louis at the Starry Night Pavilion at Saint Louis Galleria for a limited engagement. Don’t miss this stunning journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh!

Hispanic Festival at the Knights of Columbus in Florissant – 10/02-10/03
MetroBus Routes: #76 McDonnell Waterford and #77 Village Square

  • The Hispanic Festival will be bringing back our famous live music, entertainment, food, art, drinks, fun and laughter. Bring your family and friends and join the fun!

GroveFest in The Grove – 10/02
MetroLink – Central West End Transit Center and Cortex MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #32 M.L. King and #95 Kingshighway

  • This annual street festival is a free event that packs a ton of fun into one amazing day in the Grove! Our Merchant Village, Food Village (filled with restaurants from the Grove), family area, street performers, and main stage performances provide enough excitement to keep everyone entertained.

Rock the Dock Concert Series at the Gateway Arch Riverboats – 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
MetroLink – Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #40 N. Broadway, #174X Halls Ferry Express

  • Every Sunday in October, The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch is hosting our city’s only “floating” concert series, Rock the Dock, featuring a different local band on each of six dates. A celebration of St. Louis, Rock the Dock is a unique way to enjoy live musical performances by some of St. Louis’ most popular bands while taking in incredible views of downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River from the riverboat dock.

Fabulous Fox Ghost Tours at the Fabulous Fox Theater – 10/09, 10/17, 10/23, 10/24, 10/30, 10/31
MetroBus Routes: #10 Gravois-Lindell, #70 Grand, #97 Delmar

  • If you think the Fabulous Fox Theatre has been sitting empty the past few months, think again. They have quite a few resident ghosts, and they’re ready to share their stories with you! Fox Ghost tours are programmed with the assistance of the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society. Tours include both Fox Theatre history provided by Fox tour guides and “ghost” stories from the Paranormal Society following their investigation and analysis of the theatre’s “hot spots” of paranormal activity.

MetroFest logoMetroFest at the North Hanley Transit Center – 10/10 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
MetroLink: North Hanley Transit Center
MetroBus Routes: #4 Natural Bridge, #34 Earth City, #47 Hanley, #49 Lindbergh, #61 Chambers, #76 McDonnell Waterford, #77 Village Square, #79 Ferguson, #98 Ballas-North Hanley, #100 Hazelwood

  • On Sunday, October 10, Metro Transit is bringing MetroFest to the North Hanley Transit Center. From jugglers to job opportunities, come check out the latest from Metro. We will also have prize giveaways including Metro passes. Whether you’re looking to join the Metro family, or simply want to have a good time with yours, don’t miss the party at MetroFest! Learn more on our Facebook event.

Harvest Festival in Tower Grove Park – 10/10
MetroBus Routes – #8 Shaw Cherokee, #30 Arsenal, #70 Grand, #95 Kingshighway

  • Celebrate the changing seasons in Tower Grove Park on Sunday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Try restaurants, breweries, wineries, and shop the farmers market and dozens of arts and crafts vendors.

Gold Over America Tour at the Enterprise Center – 10/15
MetroLink – Civic Center Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar, 174X Halls Ferry Express

  • The Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles is a celebration of powerful female athletes who, together, are a united force proudly representing the sport of women’s gymnastics and inspiring the next generation of athletes. The event will be a high-octane, fun-filled experience that will not only showcase athletic brilliance but also showcase each athlete’s own inspiring championship journey and bring the audience closer to the action than ever before.

St. Louis Beer Fest at the St. Louis Science Center – 10/16 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
MetroLink – Central West End Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #1 Gold, #8 Shaw Cherokee, #10 Lindell Gravois, #13 Union, #18 Taylor, #42 Sarah, #59 Oakland, #95 Kingshighway

  • The St. Louis Beer Fest takes over the St. Louis Science Center after hours, featuring over 40 breweries, 120 beers and access throughout the museum. Admission includes samplings from participating breweries, as well as access to all the exhibits.

Art on the Square in Downtown Belleville – 10/22-10/24
Complimentary shuttles to the event from Belleville Transit Center, accessible on MetroLink Red Line trains or MetroBus #1 Main-State Street, #15 Belleville-Shiloh/Scott Station, #16 St. Clair Square, #17 Carlyle Plaza-17th Street

  • Art on the Square is a juried fine art show located in downtown Belleville. Featuring the original work of over 100 accomplished artists from around the world, fantastic musical and stage performances as well as delicious local food and drink, Art on the Square is a three-day sensation for the eyes, ears and palate! St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will provide complimentary round-trip rides, via the SCCTD Trolley Bus, from the Belleville Transit Center. The SCCTD Shuttle Bus will drop riders at the corner of East Main and North Jackson streets.

South Grand Halloween Art Walk at Ritz Park – 10/30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MetroBus Routes – #8 Shaw Cherokee, #30 Arsenal, #70 Grand

  • This free event features 15 local businesses that support local artists! The South Grand Art Walk encourages visitors to stop at participating businesses to view the art exhibits and meet over 20 local artists. Registration will be in the Ritz Park, located at 3147 S. Grand Blvd. Here you will receive your free bracelet for prizes, snacks on the Art Walk, and a map of all the participating South Grand Art Walk locations. Also, in the Ritz Park live music featuring Steve Ewing!

The Legendary Central West End Halloween in the Central West End – 10/30 from 11 a.m. to midnight
MetroLink – Central West End Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #1 Gold, #8 Shaw Cherokee, #10 Lindell Gravois, #13 Union, #18 Taylor, #42 Sarah, #59 Oakland, #95 Kingshighway

  • Louis’ most legendary Halloween street party returns to the Central West End on Saturday, October 30! Festivities kick off with fun daytime activities for the whole family. Then, as the sun sets, the party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex, and outrageous costumes and featuring $6,000 in cash and prizes.

Masks Are Required on Metro Transit

Per a federal mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), masks are required while riding MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride, and while at MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers.

Plan Your Trip

To plan your trip to any of these great local events, use our online Trip Planner or download the Transit app to plan your trip and pay your fare, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text), available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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