Planning Your Visit
Backpacks, coolers and bags will be subject to a security search upon arrival at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival. Please keep all of your belongings with you at all times while enjoying the Festival. Unattended backpacks and other bags will be treated as suspicious by security personnel. Police will be called immediately if any unattended bags are identified by security.
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All St. Louis Earth Day Festival events are free and open to the public. Find the following information detailed below:
- Getting There
- Earth Day Challenge
- Shuttle Service
- Out-of-Town Guests
- Code of Conduct & Photo Waiver
“Walk the walk” by using low-impact transport to get to this year’s St. Louis Earth Day Festival.
FREE Shuttle Service
10:30 am to 5:30 pm, every 15 minutes on the hour
St. Louis Community College parking lot, Forest Park campus
Don’t wait in an idling car to get a nearby parking space! Leave your car at STLCC and catch a ride to the Festival via a free shuttle service.
Our FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE is made possible by the City of St. Louis, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Super Park. Thank you.
2017 Festival Note: Park visitors planning to use the Skinker/Wells entrance should instead enter the Park via Lagoon off Skinker, via Tamm off Oakland or via Hampton. For more Forest Park construction updates, click HERE
The 2nd Annual Schlafly Slow Roll (bike ride) from both the Tap Room and Bottleworks to the St. Louis Earth Day Festival grounds on Sunday, April 23. The group will gather any time after 10:30 AM and depart for the event, as a group, at 12:30 PM. Music and beer will be outside at both Schlafly locations! All riders will receive a commemorative steel pint glass and discounted drafts at the Earth Day festival. Trailnet will lead the ride and Big Shark will be on hand for safety checks.
By Forest Park Trolley: The famous Forest Park Trolley will begin operations the weekend of Earth Day Festival with stops at the Visitors Center (5 minute walk to Festival) and at Pagoda Circle (30 second walk to Festival). Board the trolley at the Forest Park/DeBaliviere MetroLink for $2/adult, $1/child (destination sign on trolley: Southbound to Science Center).
By Bike: Ride one of the many paths in Forest Park to the Festival grounds at the Muny, just South of the Visitor’s Center. Two FREE bike valet stations will be available this year (Pagoda Circle at McKinley Drive and on Theatre Drive), both sponsored by Pedro’s Planet & Schlafly and presented by Trailnet. At the Theatre Drive valet location, get a complimentary bike tune – up by Big Shark Bicycle Company!
By Foot: Celebrating Earth Day is a great time to get on the “Heel-Toe Express”! Measure your walk using Google Pedometer!
Carpool: If you must drive, load up your car with as many friends, family, neighbors and pets you can find! Park at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park and take the free shuttle service – see below! Note: Avoid the Hampton Street entrance to Forest Park, off Highway 40/64 because of heavy Zoo traffic. View recommended park entrances, routes and parking.
Park Smart! If you do end up driving to the Festival, be sure to lock your car, make note of where you parked, and don’t leave valuables in plain sight inside of your car.
Public parking is available at the Upper Muny lot, in the twin lots across from the Visitor’s Center, north of the Festival Grounds, and on the streets surrounding the Muny Grounds. The Lower Muny Lot will be reserved for permitted Festival vendor and volunteer parking only.
Handicapped Parking is available in the Lower Muny Lot, off of Theatre Drive. This lot is accessed most easily from the Grand Drive/Forest Park Parkway entrance to Forest Park.
Take the Earth Day Challenge
- Bring a refillable water bottle.
- Bring a reusable bag.
- Use low impact transport to get to the Festival (bike, take the MetroBus Bike & Ride, walk, carpool).
Visitors who accomplish two of the three challenges will receive an eco-friendly prize when you check-in at the Earth Day Challenge booth (east of Muny Box Office) sponsored by Metro Lighting.
More details are on the Earth Day Challenge page.
Click here to view hotel options close to Forest Park, from which you can easily travel by bike or on foot. We recommend locally-owned favorites like the Moonrise Hotel in the Loop, Chase Park Plaza in Central West End, and The Cheshire Inn on Clayton Road.
Code of Conduct & Photo Waiver
CODE OF CONDUCT
St. Louis Earth Day is committed to providing an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone. Irresponsible, disruptive or offensive conduct will not be tolerated within the festival grounds. St. Louis Earth Day reserves the right to have removed and exclude from the festival grounds any person violating St. Louis City Park Regulations or event expectations for appropriate conduct.
DOGS: Friendly and well-mannered dogs on leashes no longer than 6 ft. are welcome at the event. Please properly dispose of dog waste. Disruptive or aggressive dogs (and their owners) will be ask to leave the event grounds.
BIKES/SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS: While St. Louis Earth Day encourages biking to the event grounds, do not bike on sidewalks nor in congested pedestrian areas. Complimentary bike parking is available at the East and West entrances of the event grounds.
No soliciting (includes roaming signature petitions within the event footprint) is allowed except by those officially registered as participants in the St. Louis Earth Day Festival from their booth space. All persons representing non-registered businesses, organizations or community groups are not permitted within the Festival grounds, and are encouraged to utilize the Public Forum area in the grassy area west of the Muny.
By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by St. Louis Earth Day, its sponsors and community partners.