Transportation & Parking
Forest Park is located in the heart of St Louis. The festival is located on Central Field, a large open space bounded by Wells Drive, Jefferson Drive, and Union Dr. Click Here for The Forest Park Google Map.
There is street parking throughout the park and parking garages are located just to the east in the Central West End neighborhood. There is also a Park-n-Ride lot next to The Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Metro bus service to the Festival is available from this location (see below). ADA Parking is available at the corner of Wells & Macklind Dr.
Getting Here From I-64
If traveling to LouFest on I-64 from points east, exit Kingshighway and enter Forest Park at Hospital Drive. If traveling on I-64 from points west, exit McCausland Avenue and enter Forest Park at Lagoon Drive. Once inside the park, follow the signs to Central Field. Avoid zoo traffic by NOT using the Hampton exit.
Ride The Metro
There is street parking in and around Forest Park, but why not take Metro instead? Train and bus service is available to The Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Then jump on the Forest Park Trolley that drops off right outside the festival. The Trolley will have extended hours during LouFest weekend.
Have a bike? Use it! Trailnet is providing free valet bike parking right outside the front gate.
Bike parking is like a coat check for bicycles: show up, hand over your bike to a friendly Trailnet bike valet, get your claim ticket and go enjoy the Festival — they’ll keep a close eye on your bike until you return.
LouFest makes a commitment to providing a healthy way for festival-goers to get to the event. It is a green alternative that reduces carbon emissions and eliminates the hassle of parking.Trailnet has been the leader in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life for 25 years. Because it is a nonprofit organization, it relies on donations (bike valet tips included!) and membership dollars to provide quality programming, policy, and planning throughout the region. Visit trailnet.org for more information about their good work…
…like this nifty guide to ensure a safe commute to LouFest!
Where To Stay
Are you coming to St. Louis from out of town? We partner with hotels nearby Forest Park to give YOU the most reasonable and affordable rates on hotels during LouFest Weekend. Click here to view available rooms and reserve your spot.
There is no camping in Forest Park, but the surrounding area offers plenty of camping options. Click Here for information on camping in the St Louis Area.
Forest Park Shuttle Service
From Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th, the #3 Forest Park Trolley will be re-routed. On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, the #3 Forest Park Trolley will be re-routed to serve the LouFest bus stop. All Metro passes and transfers shall be accepted as valid fare media on the Forest Park Trolley prior to extended service each evening. Forest Park Trolley tickets will also be available on board at a rate of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for reduced-fare eligible customers per day. A #3 Forest Park Trolley ticket is valid for that route only and is not intended for use on MetroLink or other MetroBus routes.
LouFest Shuttle Service
On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, the #4103 LouFest Shuttle will provide service after 5:00pm. No fares will be charged on this service.