How to avoid Parking and Traffic problems:
Use the FREE PARKING and SHUTTLE (on Saturday and Sunday). Managed by City of St Augustine.
Beginning 11:00 am during Festival hours on the weekend only. Pickups every 20 minutes.
Weekend shuttle pick up from two parking locations on the north side of the city:
St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View – click to view map
North San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave – Click to view map.
•Shuttle drop off is next to the festival at:
The Historic Downtown Parking Facility / Visitor Information Center
•Drive to the festival on Highway 1 and avoid San Marco Ave near the festival
•Visit during non-peak hours such as Friday 3-9, Saturday 10-1 and 5-9 or Sunday 11-1
• Purchase a ticket for the RED Train or GREEN Trolley. They drop off next to the festival
•Ride a pedi-cab or a bike
•Car pool – Grab some cool friends and head to the Festival!
•Get a Park Now card for St. Johns county residents for use in the Garage and save big!
•Spend the night in a nearby hotel and leave your car at the hotel. Enjoy our Historic City!
•Walk to the festival – you might meet some new friends.
Don’t park in neighborhood yards, driveways or reserved spaces. We love our neighbors, so be considerate!
Other Parking Options:
•Parking Garage – Next to Festival but fills up quickly. All day parking at the garage is $15
•Street parking is free or metered at various street locations within a 10-minute walk
•Public Lots – paid parking within a 10-minute walk.
•Private Lots – paid parking within 10-minute walk.
Parking for RV/Buses/Campers
•Next to the Festival in the Riberia Street lot. No camping allowed.