Celebrate the Blues Stanley Cup Championship in St. Louis

Thursday June 13, 2019

Help the Blues Celebrate their 2019 Stanley Cup Championship!!

The St. Louis Blues are the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions!! Celebrate their victory Saturday at the 2019 Blues Championship Parade & Rally!

Parade

The parade will kick off at noon at 18th & Market streets in Downtown St. Louis. It will travel east and end at Broadway & Market Street. The public is welcome to view the parade along the route.

Victory Celebration

Immediately following the parade, Blues players, alumni, team leadership and other special guests will lead the celebration with a ceremony under the Gateway Arch.

Need to Know

The events are free and open to the public. At Gateway Arch National Park, visitors can enter the park grounds via three security access points: two are in Luther Ely Smith Square (located on Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut streets) and one is in the north grounds of the Gateway Arch.

At the Arch, concession stands will sell soda, water and beer (cash only). Soft-sided coolers with sealed, non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the park grounds (no glass).

Please arrive early, be mindful of downtown road closures, and take your time to find parking or use public transportation. Ideal stops for MetroLink are the Busch Stadium, 8th & Pine and Laclede’s Landing stations. Rideshares should drop off at 14th & Olive streets or 20th & Market streets for access to the parade, or 8th & Clark streets for access to the civic celebration at the Arch.

Events will take place rain or shine. Please visit www.stlouisblues.com for more information.

Gateway Arch Visitors

The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse will be open for visitors during regularly scheduled hours during the parade and recognition ceremony. All Tram Ride to the Top ticket holders are advised to arrive at the Arch grounds at least 60 minutes ahead of their scheduled tram time to go through two security checkpoints. Multiple street closures will be in place and parking will be in high demand – visit getaroundstl.com for a list of parking locations near the park, or plan to arrive by MetroLink to the 8th & Pine or Laclede’s Landing stations. For the full Gateway Arch Visitor advisory, visit gatewayarch.com/stanleycup.

 

Below was Previously Posted on 5/31/19

The St. Louis Blues are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 49 years and St. Louis sports fans are coming together to celebrate across the city. Here are just a few ways you can get in on the excitement.

Stanley Cup Watch Party

The St. Louis Blues present the 2019 Stanley Cup Final Watch Party at Enterprise Centre featuring full in-game production including, Live Music, and more.

The venue will open to fans at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature food and beverage offerings, including water, soft drinks, beer and variety of food truck options. 

Busch Stadium Stanley Cup Watch Party

Busch Stadium will host an official watch party for Stanley Cup Final Game 7! Gates at Busch Stadium open at 5:30. Discounted and limited food and beverage menu will be offered at concession stands within the ballpark.

We Want the Cup Watch Party

Ballpark Village will be hosting a We Want the Cup Watch Party Series over the course of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Game 7 party starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12.  Enjoy music, food, raffles, and prizes.

Things to Do:

There’s plenty to do in St. Louis and best of all, most of it is free!

No visit to St. Louis is complete without stopping by City Museum. It’s as close as you’re ever going to get to a real-life Willy Wonka factory, and even if you’ve been before, things change constantly. They recently renovated Gateway Arch and Museum offers stunning views of the city and rich history.  The new state-of-the-art museum underneath the Gateway Arch highlights the significant of the monumental landmark.

Taking in the great outdoors is never a bad idea whether you have kids with you or not. The St. Louis Zoo is one of the best in the country; you can see the Budweiser Clydesdales at Grant’s Farm; or you can take a leisurely stroll through the massive Missouri Botanical Garden.

Speaking of Budweiser…this is a beer city, so if you’re a self-proclaimed beer nerd, you’re going to have the time of your life. Take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, then head to pretty much any brewery listed in the STL Brewers Guild. The big ones are Schlafly, 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut, and Side Project, but you’ll have about 70 others to choose from.

Last, but certainly not least, is catching a show while you’re in town. The Fox Theatre always has something amazing going on, but it’s the music venues that you really want to pay attention to. It really doesn’t matter what part of town you’re in: there will be a concert going on nearby. Keep your eye on the National Blues Museum downtown, or head to the Delmar Loop—between Blueberry HillDelmar Hall, and The Pageant, you won’t be disappointed.

Where to Eat:

St. Louis has quickly become one of the best food cities in the Midwest, and you should absolutely take advantage of that! What’s particularly great about it is the wide diversity of options. Whether you’re looking for Southern comfort food, unforgettable BBQ, Bosnian street foods, or James Beard-winning modern fine dining, we’ve got it.

For dining options, check out our searchable dining guide.

Stanley Cup Final Party Know Before You GO

Schedule of Events June 12th:

  • 5:30 – Gates open
  • 7:00 – Puck Drops; Watch Party begins

Arrive Early:

All guests attending the 2019 Stanley Cup Final Party, you will go through a security checkpoint prior to entering the event grounds.

Regardless of the transportation mode you choose, you will want to allow extra time!

Due to the festival zone street closures, people are encouraged to arrive early.

Transportation Options:

MetroLink (Recommended):

  • MetroLink is the perfect option to enjoy all of the Stanley Cup and Cardinals vs. Cubs excitement in downtown St. Louis this weekend, without worrying about heavy traffic or finding a place to park.
  • Sports fans can park at one of the 21 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, and ride MetroLink to any of the six stations serving downtown to make it to the games, watch parties, rallies and other events taking place this weekend.
  • Due to large crowds expected throughout the weekend, Metro will have extra security and personnel throughout the system to assist passengers, and will be ready to add extra trains into service, if needed.
  •  It’s easy to plan your trip to the Stanley Cup finals:
  • Download Transit app to your mobile device (iOS – Android)
  • Find schedulespark-ride information and more at metrostlouis.org
  • Contact Metro Transit Information – 314-231-2345 (phone) | 314-207-9786 (text)
  • Available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Purchase your MetroLink tickets to Blues or Cardinals games direct from your mobile device with Metro Mobile (iOS – Android)

Ride Share (Lyft, Uber) drop-off/pick-up:

  • Going to 2019 Stanley Cup Final Party: 13th Street & Olive; proceed to Event Entrance at 13thStreet & Pine
  • Going to Enterprise Center: West curb of Tucker, south of Clark, east side of Old Police HQ

Taxi drop-off/pick-up:

  • West curb of 14th Street between Spruce and the E/B I-64 exit at 14th

Parking Options:

You can find updated information on the best places to park at getaroundstl.com 

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