Take Metro Transit to Events in September
Fall is just around the corner, and there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy in the St. Louis region this month. Metro is here to get you there safely, conveniently and comfortably.
Take advantage of the $5 Metro Day Pass for unlimited rides on MetroBus and MetroLink, and check out these fun events while avoiding traffic, parking, and high gas prices.
- A game at Busch Stadium should be on everyone’s September to-do list as temperatures cool down and the team heats up! Take Metro Transit to watch some baseball and cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals! Find out how Metro can get you there.
- Take in the view on a relaxing cruise that showcases St. Louis from the Mississippi River. This one-hour narrated cruise lets you explore everything that makes the Mississippi so mighty.
- St. Louis is a kaleidoscope of architecture, filled with structures of every age, shape, and size. In Coloring STL, Missouri History Museum visitors can interact with these fascinating buildings in a way they never have before—by coloring them, right on the walls.
- In its 29th year, the Saint Louis Art Fair returns to the streets of downtown Clayton on September 9 to September 11. Hours for this year’s art fair will be Friday, September 9 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September Entertainment at the Enterprise Center: Michael Bublé, Twenty One Pilots, Post Malone, Kevin Hart, Pearl Jam
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
- A variety of entertainers will be at Enterprise Center in September and the St. Louis Blues will be back in action at the end of the month.
- Pi’erre Bourne is coming to St. Louis, performing at Delmar Hall.
101st Birthday of Dick Bowser, Inventor of the Gateway Arch Tram Ride to the Top at the Gateway Arch – 9/15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MetroLink – Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station
- The Gateway Arch’s Tram Ride to the Top is one of the most unique transportation systems in the world. The tram ride was invented by Richard “Dick” Bowser, who was born on September 15, 1921. In celebration of Bowser’s 101st birthday, the National Park Service will host a day of commemorative events honoring him and his crowning achievement on Thursday, September 15.
41st Annual Belleville Oktoberfest in Downtown Belleville – 9/16-9/17
MetroBus Routes – #1 Main-State Street
- Enjoy live music, authentic German food and much more at Oktoberfest.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race – 9/16-9/17
MetroLink – Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center and Central West End Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #1 Gold, #8 Shaw Cherokee, #10 Lindell Gravois, #13 Union, #18 Taylor, #42 Sarah, #59 Oakland, #90 Hampton, #95 Kingshighway
- The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, is the one of the longest running hot air balloon races in the country, and the only one that takes place in a large metropolitan city. The tradition began in 1973 with a handful of hot air balloons and a few spectators. Now an internationally renowned event, The Great Forest Park Balloon Race welcomes more than 60 of the nation’s best hot air balloon pilots and thousands of spectators annually.
- The Taste of St. Louis is back. The free event will feature 25 of St. Louis’ most diverse brick-and-mortar restaurants, live music & more at Ballpark Village.
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.
Special MetroLink Operations
Metro is a great option for enjoying all of the excitement in the region this September, but damage from flash flooding in July continues to impact Blue Line MetroLink service. Due to flood damage, Blue Line trains are only operating between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. Blue Line riders traveling to a station east of Forest Park-DeBaliviere will need to transfer to a Red Line train. Westbound riders in St. Clair County or Downtown St. Louis, should hop on any Red Line train to get to the Stadium, Civic Center, Central West End and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your trip. Click here for the latest MetroLink service updates.