Parking & Transportation Information
11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
parking at the scioto mile is plentiful!
Use the ParkColumbus website or their free app to find nearby parking garages (and reserve a space), surface lots, and use the “search zones” button to find metered street parking. Note: The Columbus Commons garages at 55 S. Rich & 191 S. Third are farther away (0.4 mile) but may offer lower rates.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN METER PARKING: The city of Columbus has removed parking meters and replaced them with mobile and kiosk parking. When you park you can pay at the nearest kiosk or with your mobile device by either downloading the ParkColumbus app, texting “park” to 77223 or scanning a QR code, found on signage through out downtown, to pay online.
The ParkColumbus app not only provides an easy way to pay but shows where there is parking and can send you text notifications when your meter is running out. Please note that temporary no parking signs must be obeyed even if the app shows the zone as available.
For those with a disabled parking placard, marked spaces are available on the east side of Civic Center Drive between Town and Broad Streets.
need another way to get to the fest?
COTA will be running all weekend with stops along High and Front Street throughout downtown. Plan your route on COTA’s website and head on down to the Festival!
We’ve partnered with Columbus Bike Valet to provide FREE bike parking during Festival hours. Bike parking is available in the 400 W. Rich gated lot, just west of the Big Local Music Stage. There is also a CoGo Bike rack in Bicentennial Park.