Northwest Folklife Northwest Folklife Festival

MAY 24-27, 2019 • MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND • SEATTLE CENTER

Getting Here

Your Ride is Ready.

Did you know that there are 5 easy was to get to the Northwest Folklife Festival?

WALK OR BIKE
KING COUNTY METRO BUS LINES
SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL
LYFT
DRIVE AND PARK

WALK OR BIKE

Walking
Get some fresh air and leave your car at home! Try biking or walking to campus from Uptown, South Lake Union, Belltown or Downtown.

Biking
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.

KING COUNTRY METRO BUS LINES

There are nine bus stops and 18 bus routes in walking distance of Seattle Center! You can find bus stops on Queen Anne Ave N, 1st Ave N, 2nd Ave N, 5th Ave N and Denny Way. These bus routes all make their way to a stop within walking distance of Seattle Center: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 19, 24, 29, 31, 33, and the Rapid Ride D Line.

Check out King County Metro Trip Planner for route schedules and bus stops near you.

SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL

The Seattle Monorail goes directly to Seattle Center from Downtown, and departs approximately every 10 minutes from Westlake Center and Seattle Center. The Monorail runs between Seattle Center station, adjacent to the Space Needle, and Westlake Center Mall station, at 5th Ave. and Pine St.

You can take the elevator or stairs to the Monorail platform or take the escalators through Westlake Center to the third floor. Tickets are available for purchase on the platform, train, or through the Transit Go Ticket mobile app. Click here for more information.

LYFT
To avoid driving and parking, we recommend using Lyft, the Offical Rideshare Partner of Seattle Center. Simply download the app, choose your destination, get a ride in minutes, and then pay through the app once your ride is complete.

Tips and Tricks: For the best experience, we recommend utilizing the designated Seattle Center pick up/drop off zones, which you can access in your app. You can find us on Harrison St., John St., Republican St., and Mercer St.
For more info: visit lyft.com/ride 

DRIVE AND PARK

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.

Parking Garages
If you are planning to drive to Seattle Center, carpooling is highly encouraged. Once you arrive, you’ll find two convenient parking garages: Mercer Street and 5th Ave N Garages. We recommend parking at the 5th Ave N Garage if you are traveling on SR-99, 5th Ave N from Downtown or via Denny Way, and the Mercer Street Garage if you’re traveling via Mercer St from I-5 or from Ballard via 15th Ave W.

Accessible Parking
All lots around Seattle Center have designated accessible parking spots. Please check with a parking attendant if all the available spaces are full. You will also find designated spots on 2nd Ave. N  just south of Thomas St. and on Warren Ave. just south of Mercer St.

TRANSPORTATION UPDATES
Get the latest updates on road work and activities affecting access to Seattle Center. Updated weekly, the information is tailored to help you find the best routes to the Center. Click here for more information.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please visit Find Your Ride.