Date: Mar 12, 2016 | Time: 12:00 pm
The St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Parade is recognized as one of the top St. Patrick's Day parades in the country and is one of the largest annual events held in downtown St. Louis. There are floats, marching bands, large balloon floats, clowns and lots of Irish dancers! There is a family-friendly area near the starting point of the parade at Aloe Plaza to watch all the helium character balloons be inflated between 8am and 11am. The parade route begins at 18th and Market and proceeds east, running the length of Market Street to Broadway. Visit the Irish Village in Ballpark Village before (opens at 9am), during and after the parade for food and merchandise purchases and Irish themed live entertainment.
Market Street is located in downtown St. Louis. It begins at Memorial Drive, just west of the Gateway Arch, and runs west to then end at Compton. Located along its length are many of the City's attractions such as the Old Courthouse, Kiener Plaza and the entire Gateway Mall with CityPark, Aloe Plaza, Serra Sculpture Park and several other small green spaces; St. Louis City Hall, the Peabody Opera House and Union Station. Market Street is also the location of many of the City's annual parades. The St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Veteran's Day Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Veiled Prophet Parade and the Labor Day Parade all travel down Market Street.
Directions: Market Street can be reached by Tucker Blvd, Broadway, 4th, 14th, 16th and others in the City. And from Interstate 64/40 from the east by taking Exit #40A onto 9th Street and continue to Market Street. From the west take Exit #38A onto Jefferson Avenue and turn left onto Jefferson and then right onto Market Street.
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