July 2, 2017

Watch Dirty Muggs, AKON at Fair Saint Louis

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Fair Saint Louis begins its three-day festival in Forest Park today. The fairgrounds open to the public at 1 p.m.

The first artist to kick off the Fair’s concert series will be Chicago hip hop group Santiago x The Natural at 3:30 p.m., followed by Dirty Muggs at 4:45 p.m.

SuperDuperKyle, an American rapper from California, will take the Fair Saint Louis stage at 6:30 p.m, and AKON will wrap up the first night with a performance at 8:15 p.m. The fair concludes with the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edwards Jones fireworks display at 9:35 p.m.

To get to all the festivities, park at any one of 20 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, and ride MetroLink to the fair. Each day of the fair, Metro will add extra MetroLink trains into service each evening to accommodate the tens of thousands of fair-goers expected to attend the celebration in Forest Park.

To minimize crowds and long lines, we encourage you to use one of two designated stations to access the fair:

  • Blue Line passengers are encouraged to use the Skinker MetroLink Station.
  • Red Line passengers are encouraged to go to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station.

Both stations are about a half-mile from fairground entrances.

A total of more than 10,000 free parking spaces are available at Metro Park-Ride lots, and a large numbers of free parking spaces are available at:

  • North Hanley MetroLink Station: 1,731 spaces
  • Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Station: 914 spaces
  • Fairview Heights MetroLink Station: 853 spaces
  • Emerson Park MetroLink Station: 815 spaces
  • Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station: 800 spaces

Please note that the Park-Ride lot at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station will be closed during Fair Saint Louis.

Trains will be crowded, especially after the firework shows each night, so riders are asked to be patient and respectful of others. No eating, drinking or smoking (including e-cigarettes) is allowed on Metro vehicles or on Metro property. For those bringing strollers on MetroLink, please be prepared to fold them up before boarding the train. Alcohol and firearms are prohibited on Metro vehicles and Metro property, and no alcohol or coolers are allowed at the fair. Pets are not permitted on Metro vehicles, except for service animals.

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