Getting There and Parking 2016


  • If you are driving to the event and are unfamiliar with Downtown Tucson, here are two visuals from MapQuest with locations of the festival: El Presidio Park and Jacome Library Plaza (or main Pima County Library Joel Valdez).  If you want to use the GPS in your car or phone, type either one of these addresses:  101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ or 160 W Alameda St, Tucson, AZ.
  • If you prefer NOT to drive, we recommend that you park your car at one of the ends of the Tucson Street Car (near Banner University Medical Center or at the Mercado San Agustin) and ride the Street Car to the event. Click HERE  to find complete information on schedules and tips for boarding/exiting.  The exits closest to the festival are “Congress and Church”or “Broadway and Church.”
  • Public Transportation (buses) are also a good option to avoid dealing with traffic and parking. The SUN TRAN site has lots of helpful information to ride the bus in Tucson.
  • Bicycles are a great way to reach the festival grounds. In partnership with Downtown Tucson Partnership and Living Streets Alliance, we have arranged for a Bicycle Valet at the event; the Valet is located on the corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street.
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  • Despite what you may have heard, there is plenty of parking in Downtown Tucson –actually around 15,000 quick and easy spaces.  Best of all, parking meters are FREE for most of the festival’s duration: after 5PM on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. There are 1,200 metered spaces close to the festival.  The best sites to see all the parking options near the festival site are Parkopedia (find the festival location right in the center between Church and Stone) and the Downtown Tucson Partnership.