There are many ways to get to Saint Louis Mardi Gras and many places to park your vehicle. The best way to get to Mardi Gras is by leaving your car at home. That’s right, you may not want to bring your wheels. There are plenty of ways to get here without them. The following are the best ways to do just that.
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TAKE A COUNTY/YELLOW CAB!
The safest way to get to and from the festival is via Taxi Cab. County/Yellow Cab has the official cab stand located at 10th and Marrion just across the foot bridge from Soulard market. Call them ahead of time to order your cab and get dropped off in the heart of the action. Head back to the cab stand in the evening for your safe ride home. See the map above for the location.
MetroLink in Saint Louis is the most convenient way to get from your neighborhood to ours. MetroBus Mardi Gras Shuttles will operate every 15 minutes from the Civic Center MetroLink Station to Soulard from 9:00AM until 11:00PM. The cost of a round-trip shuttle ticket is $5. The shuttle ticket will allow you to ride between the Civic Center and Soulard only.
The MetroBus Shuttle Service drops festivalgoers off at 10th and Marion in the heart of the action by Soulard Market. Click Here for all of the safe locations to park your vehicle while you take the Metro and attend the Mardi Gras festivities.
Mardi Gras goers can also choose to take regular MetroBus routes that service the Soulard area. The #8 stop at 12th and Russell is 4 blocks away from the parade route and the #10 at Gravois and Tucker is also about 4 blocks away. The #30, #40, and #73 routes are along the parade route and will be rerouted but they will still get you close to the celebration.
For more information on the Metro St. Louis Mardi Grasshuttle schedule, call 314-231-2345 in MO and 618-271-2345 in IL.
DOWNTOWN: THE LANDING!
Park in one of the many lots on Laclede’s Landing or take the MetroLink to the Arch-Landing stop and catch the Mardi Gras shuttle at 2nd St. and Laclede’s Landing Blvd on Saturday, February 9th. Shuttle drop off is located at, 3rd and Lafayette in Soulard. Shuttle will run all day from 8:00am until 10:30pm.
If you’re looking for a place to continue the party when Soulard closes, don’t forget, Laclede’s Landing, open until 3am, is the official after-party destination for Mardi Gras. Historic Laclede’s Landing, located along the Mississippi River is lined with cobblestone streets and century-old buildings. The Landing is home to unique restaurants, specialty shops, riverboat gaming, carriage ride excursions and several premiere nightclubs. For a listing of Laclede’s Landing restaurants, clubs and bars or information on the Mardi Gras shuttle, check out their website, www.lacledeslanding.com or call, (314) 241-5875.
SOULARD RESIDENTS READ HERE!
If you are a Soulard resident, you are already in the heart of the action. Please check your door knob and mailbox for information on parking in the neighborhood. The Red Zone and Yellow Zone are designed to make your movement on grand parade day as easy as possible.
Parking passes are being mailed to residents on January 26th. If you do not receive your passes by February 9th, please come to the Mardi Gras Inc. offices at 2200 Dolman on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm during the week of February 9 - 13. Staff will not be available for this purpose at any other time.