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Going to the Fair? Metro Transit Can Get You There

Thinking of heading to Fair St. Louis this year? Metro Transit is a great way to get you there.  Thousands of residents from around the bi-state area will head to downtown St. Louis July 2 through 4 to celebrate America’s birthday at Fair Saint Louis.

With six stations serving downtown St. Louis, MetroLink is the perfect option for visitors to safely and conveniently enjoy Fair Saint Louis festivities. MetroLink will operate on a weekend schedule throughout the holiday weekend and on July 4, with trains arriving and departing downtown St. Louis every 10 minutes*.

*The last MetroLink trains leave downtown around midnight so check the weekend schedule in advance for eastbound and westbound departure times.  


America’s Birthday Parade | July 2

The celebration starts with the America’s Birthday Parade on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. The parade will travel west on Market Street in downtown St. Louis.

MetroLink Stations: Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium (all located a block or two south of the parade route)

MetroBus Routes Serving Civic Center: #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar


Fair Saint Louis | July 2: Day 1

All the festivities after the parade are at Ballpark Village on Saturday, July 2. The second day of the Gateway Legends Invitational kicks off at 11 a.m. Live music gets underway at 2 p.m. and runs through 11 p.m. at Ballpark Village. (Fireworks show only on July 4.)

MetroLink Station: Stadium Station


Fair Saint Louis | July 3 & July 4: Day 2 and Day 3

Check the Fair Saint Louis website for events and live music scheduled at Kiener Plaza and Ballpark Village. (Fireworks show only on July 4.)

MetroLink Stations: Stadium Station (for Ballpark Village events) and 8th & Pine Station (for festivities and entertainment at Kiener Plaza)


Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular | July 4

Fair Saint Louis concludes on July 4 with the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9:30 p.m. along the riverfront at the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The spectacular is billed as the largest fireworks show in the Fair’s history.

MetroLink Stations: Laclede’s Landing (north of Gateway Arch), 8th & Pine (west of Arch)
*The last MetroLink trains leave downtown around midnight so check the weekend schedule in advance for eastbound and westbound departure times.  

Fairgoers can use the Transit app to conveniently plan their trips to Fair Saint Louis and avoid lines at the ticket vending machines by purchasing a $5 Day Pass mobile fare to enjoy unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus for an entire day.

In addition to a MetroLink, MetroBus is another great option to get to Fair Saint Louis festivities. Visitors can ride on any one of more than a dozen MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, which is located just two blocks south of the parade route. Riders can also transfer to MetroLink at Civic Center, for easy access to the Stadium and 8th & Pine Stations, both near Fair Saint Louis venues. MetroBus will operate on the Saturday schedule on July 2 and the Sunday schedule on July 3 and July 4.

Fairgoers can find transit schedules and online trip planner at or they can contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text), available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Metro Transit Information is closed on July 4.

More than 10,000 free parking spaces are available at 20 Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois. Visit for a full list of available Park-Ride locations and addresses. Large numbers of free parking spaces can be found at:

  • Brentwood I-64 Transit Center (900+ spaces)
  • North Hanley Transit Center (1,700+ spaces)
  • Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center (800 spaces)
  • Emerson Park Transit Center (800+ spaces)
  • Fairview Heights Transit Center (800+ spaces)



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