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.
For Drivers: Ramp Closures
The following ramps will be closed on Grand Parade Day, Saturday, February 6, 2016.
- 3200 Broadway NB55 206B at 6:00 a.m
- Gravois/Russell NB55 207A at 1:00 p.m.
- 7th and Park NB55 208 at 6:00 a.m.
- 7th and Park SB55 208 at 6:00 a.m.
- 6th Street EB64 40B at 6:00 a.m.
Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (MCCGSL)
1920 South 7th
St. Louis, MO 63104
TAKE A CAB
Taking a cab is a safe and easy way to get to and from Mardi Gras. Call County and Yellow Cab at 314-991-5300 or download their app ST LOUIS TAXI and get dropped off in the heart of the action. Head back to the cab stand in the evening for your safe ride home. Yellow Cab has been a long standing trusted transportation partner of Mardi Gras. See the map above for cab stand locations.
Use the Palaroo App!
Download the Palaroo app to get directions, find parking and arrive safe!?
Metro transit is the most convenient way to get from your neighborhood to ours while avoiding the hassles of traffic, street closures and parking. On Saturday, February 6th special Mardi Gras shuttles will operate every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the Civic Center MetroLink Station (at the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets) to 10th Street in the Soulard neighborhood, in the heart of the action by the Soulard Farmer’s Market. The cost of a round-trip shuttle ticket is $6, and they can be purchased on Saturday at the Civic Center MetroLink Station.
Visit Metro transit’s website for more information about the shuttles and how to plan your trip to Mardi Gras.
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 FREE Mardi Gras shuttle at 2nd Street and Morgan on Saturday, February 6th. Shuttle drop off is located at, 3rd and Lafayette in Soulard. Shuttle will run all day from 9:30am 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 the city’s premiere collection of nightclubs. For a listing of Laclede’s Landing restaurants, clubs and bars or information on the FREE 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 the week of January 18th. If you do not receive your passes by January 30th , come to the Mardi Gras Inc. offices at 2200 Dolman. Staff will be available for this purpose Monday, February 1st through Wednesday, February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Additional Parking information
Secured parking located 1 block from parade route on 3rd street between Sidney and Lynch with restrooms available. $25.00 to park all day and tailgating is allowed. Please call 314-664-4200 to reserve a spot. Party buses are welcome. Lot opens at 6:00 am on February 6th.