To get to the Festival use any of the parking garage addresses below or enter 200 S. Civic Center in your GPS.
“Getting to the Festival” presented by our Official Smart Cities Partner Smart Columbus
Getting to the Columbus Arts Festival has never been easier thanks to Columbus’ array of mobility services. While you’re at the Arts Festival, stop in at the Smart Columbus Experience Center, 170 Civic Center Dr., to learn how mobility is changing in our city and how you can make Columbus more livable, more sustainable and smarter by re-thinking your mobility patterns.
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Parking around Columbus Scioto Mile is PLENTIFUL! There are numerous parking structures, metered spaces on surrounding city streets and surface lots on both the east and west side of the river.
You can reserve a spot from this page at five of our recommended garages:
- Peninsula Garage, 50 Belle (less than one block)
- Veterans Memorial Lot, 300 W. Broad (less than one block)
- RiverSouth Garage, 232 S. Front (0.2 mi from the Festival)
- LeVeque Tower Garage, 40 N. Front (0.4 mi from the Festival)
- Columbus Commons Main Garage and Underground Garage, 55 E. Rich (0.4 mi from the Festival), event parking is $11
Or check out ParkMe for additional resources (prices listed on ParkMe are subject to change)
Disabled parking spaces will be available to those who have disabled parking placards on the north side of Mound Street west of south Second Street, and on the east side of Civic Center between Town and Broad Street.
As our official transportation sponsor, COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival. COTA’s CBUS will also be running up and down High Street, from the Brewery District to the Short North – for FREE!
We encourage people to ride their bikes to the Festival and have a positive impact on the Community’s overall carbon footprint.
The Arts Festival has a secure bike parking corral hosted by Pelotonia volunteers to raise money to fight cancer for a suggested donation of only $5. It is located at Town and Civic Center. Pelotonia’s mobile app PULLL allows users to generate funds for cancer research through exercise. Stop by to test out your skills in a variety of wellness activities and have fun making an impact. 100% of every dollar raised supports life-saving cancer research at OSUCCC-James.
There are unmonitored racks for bike parking throughout the riverfront and downtown. If you use one of these unmonitored bike racks be sure to bring your lock! There is also a CoGo Bike rack in Bicentennial Park.
SMRT Self-Driving Shuttles
Take a ride on Smart Circuit, Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle, sponsored by Smart Columbus and DriveOhio. During the Festival, Smart Circuit shuttles will travel on the west side of the river, stopping at the National Veterans Memorial & Museum, COSI, Land-Grant Brewing Company, Columbus Idea Foundry and Gravity. Shuttles are free to ride, and run every 10 minutes.