Parking & Transportation
Be relieved. Even if you’ve never been to downtown Pittsburgh, getting to the Festival can be a cinch. Just consider your options, plan ahead, and leave yourself enough time!
Parking doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s award-winning real-time parking website, ParkPGH, you can see exactly how many spaces are available in garages throughout the Cultural District and beyond – check it before you leave the house or have your passenger monitor it on-the-go on any smartphone! There’s also an SMS/text option and even a standard voice/phone call service!
Try it for yourself at ParkPGH.org! 5,000 parking spots are int he Cultural District alone, plus thousands more within a very short walk! Don’t forget about options on the North Shore, which is a short and beautiful walk over the Allegheny River away! You can review those options at ParkPGH, too, but keep the hometown Pittsburgh Pirates’ schedule in mind as you plan.
Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by bus, light rail (the T), incline, and paratransit for more than 200,000 riders daily. Gateway Station and Wood St. Station, two T-stops downtown, connect the major areas of TRAF with a free ride, in addition to the North Shore and back! Bus stops are also located throughout downtown.
If you plan to use public transportation, please plan ahead and check schedules at PortAuthority.org.
Biking provides exercise, makes our city more attractive, and it is (by far) the most fun method of transportation.
Thanks to Colcom Foundation and ChoosePAWind, Bike Pittsburgh will be providing free bike valet parking from 12 – 9pm every day of the festival at Point State Park.
Remember: the more bikes on the road, the fewer cars and the safer it is for all of us. Don’t forget to wear your helmet!
Walking is an easy and healthy way to enjoy this beautiful city, and if you live close enough, it is a great way to get to the Festival. A moderate walking pace can move you a mile in under 20 minutes, which is also about the length of the Festival footprint from the tip of the Cultural District near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center all the way to the fountain at the three rivers’ confluence in Point State Park.
Skip over to VisitPITTSBURGH.com for more details and other convenient tips to make your trip an enjoyable one!