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Maps and Parking

Map of the Bud Light Grand Parade, Purina Pet Parade and Parking Zones


There are many ways to get to Mardi Gras, but many times it's best to let someone else take the wheel and drive. You don't even have to force a friend. There are many safe and convenient ways to get here.

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Take the Metro

The St. Louis Metro has numerous options to take you from your neighborhood to ours. On the day of the Bud Light Grand Parade, shuttles will operate every 10 minutes from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm between the Civic Center MetroLink Station (near Enterprise Center) and 10th Street in Soulard. The round-trip cost is $5 and tickets will be available that day at the Civic Center MetroLink Station. Get all the information at the St. Louis Metro website.

Soulard Residents

Since you're already there, we want to make sure your car is safe throughout the Bud Light Grand Parade day. We will be sending you information on Yellow and Red Zone parking permits so that the Metro Police know you are authorized to park in Soulard. If you have not received your pass by February 25, please stop by the MGI office. Staff will be in the MGI office (2200 Dolman) Monday February 25-Wednesday February 27 from 5-8pm for parking pass pick up.

Free Mardi Gras Parking for Soulardians

Park your car in the lot at 1031 Lynch Street. Vehicles can be parked Friday, March 1st, between 4:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in the secured lot. A security guard will be present throughout the Mardi Gras weekend. The parking lot will reopen to retrieve vehicles on Sunday, March 3rd, at 5:00 a.m.

One Mardi Gras Inc. parking pass must be presented, per vehicle, to enter the lot. 

First come, first served. 

Parking lot generously donated by Places for People and Oaked

Get Home Safe the Easy Way

Stay safe this Mardi Gras season and make it home without worrying about going to jail or worse. Our friends at St. Louis County and Yellow Cab, the official transportation choice of Soulard Mardi Gras, are ready to go whenever you are. 

Download the St. Louis Taxi app so you can hail a cab and make an easy, secure payment right on your phone and track your cab as they head your way. On the day of the Bud Light Grand Parade, we'll even have a dedicated taxi stand located at 13th street and Russel and on 10th street, in the heart of the soulard neighborhood in the heart of all the action by soulard’s market

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, March 2nd. 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, or call, (314) 241-5875.

Use The Palaroo App!

Download the Palaroo app to get directions, find parking and arrive safe!

Available for Android and iPhone



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