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 14, 2015.
- 3200 Broadway NB55 206B at 6:00 a.m.
- Arsenal NB55 206C at 9:00 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.
The following ramps will be closed for the Fat Tuesday Parade on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
- Broadway WB44 249D at 5:30 p.m.
- Convention Plaza leg of MLK ramp WB44 250A at 5:30 p.m.
Metro Community Church of Greater St. Louis (MCCGSL)
1919 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63104
TAKE A CAB
Taking a cab is a safe and easy way to get to and from Mardi Gras. 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 cab stand locations.
County/Yellow Cab has an official cab stand located at 10th and Marrion just across the foot bridge from Soulard market.
Laclede Cab is operating a cab stand in the lot at 1919 South Broadway, next to the Bud Light Block Party Stage at 7th and Geyer.
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 14, 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 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.
Traveling to St. Louis from elsewhere in the Midwest? Amtrak is offering one-way fares from Chicago to St. Louis as low as $27 and one-way fares from Kansas City to St. Louis as low as $30.