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.
Information on Handicap Parking will be coming soon.
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 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 to Soulard only.
The Metro Link also drops off at 10th and Marrion in the heart of the action by Soulard Market. Check the Metro website for all of the stops on the Metro Link and make your way 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 14th. 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 26. If you do not receive your passes by February 9, come to the Mardi Gras Inc. offices at 2200 Dolman. Staff will be available for this purpose Monday, February 9 through Thursday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Looking for a parking spot? Contact Rockstar Parking. The lot is located one block from parade route. Parking is secured with restrooms available. Tailgating is allowed. Cost is $25.00 per car. Larger auto prices may vary. Gates open at 6:00 am. Call to reserve your spots at 314-664-4200.