Plan Your Route By Bus, Bike, Foot or Car
When does the Festival begin and end each day?
Festival programming begins at 11am and concludes at 10pm from Friday until Sunday. The Festival runs from 11am until 9pm on Monday. Food vendor hours may vary.
What should I be aware of if I plan to drive to the festival?
There are some road improvement projects that may affect your usual route to Seattle Center. Please check the SDOT and WSDOT websites for more information and updates.
If you are driving on Aurora or Mercer Street, please check the SDOT website for information about traffic revisions and possible congestion.
Where should I park if I plan to drive to Seattle Center?
There are several paid lots within a three block radius of Seattle Center. However, bear in mind that these lots fill up by midday and can have high rates. Whenever possible, we recommend taking the bus, your bike or your feet to the Festival.
Where can I find disabled parking?
All lots around Seattle Center have designated disabled parking spots. Check with a parking attendant if all the available spaces are full. You will also find designated spots on 2nd Avenue N just south of Thomas Street and on Warren Ave just south of Mercer Street.
Which bus should I take to get to Seattle Center?
Use the Google interactive map tool above for finding the right route for you.
How else can I get to the festival?
The Seattle Monorail goes directly to Seattle Center from Downtown. The Monorail departs every ten minutes, running between Seattle Center station, adjacent to the Space Needle, and Westlake Center Mall station, at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.
What if I want to ride my bike?
Fantastic! There will be a large bike corral located at the Harrison St Entrance!
To help plan your trip, visit the Department of Transportation’s Bicycling Guide Map, or see the interactive Google map above which allows you to plan a custom route by bike.