How to Avoid Parking and Traffic problems:

Shuttle Options

Use the FREE SHUTTLE (weekend only). Managed by City of St Augustine.

The Saturday and Sunday shuttle pickups every 20 minutes. It will run before, during and after the Festival.

Shuttle pickup is from two locations on the north side of the city listed below:

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 and return is next to the festival at: The Downtown Parking Facility / Visitor Center

Other Parking Options:
Parking Garage – Next to Festival but fills up quickly. All day parking or short term
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.

Parking and Traffic Hints:  

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 6-9 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 friends and head to the Festival!
Use your Park Now card for St. Johns county residents 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!