Parking & Shuttles
Please Note: There is NO ON-SITE PARKING at IX Art Park for FESTY Attendees. On-site Parking is reserved for IX Art Park Tenants and Customers. IX Art Park Customers will have access to regulated 2 hour parking throughout the weekend. Towing will be strictly enforced.
Park up at 5th Street Station and hop on the FREE FESTY SHUTTLE – C’ville HopOn Tours will provide a continuous round-trip shuttle from 5th Street Station (6 minutes away) to our Festy Shuttle Stop on Monticello Ave throughout all 3 days of the Festival. THE FREE FESTY SHUTTLE WILL PICK YOU UP IN THE CORNER AREA OF THE PARKING LOT BETWEEN EXTREME PIZZA AND ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE. Meet under the sign that says The Yard and periodically watch for Hop-On Hop-Off buses.
Never fear! Festy attendees have plenty of options for transporting themselves to the festival:
Myriad Amazing Non-Driving Options
Put on those walking shoes and stroll on over – Check out the Charlottesville Walking & Biking Map if you want a good ol’ fashioned map to help you navigate your way to the festival.
Get in touch with your inner child and hop on your bike – Blue Wheel Bicycles is located on site at IX Art Park so you can cruise right in and say hello!
Several of our Festyville Merchant Partners are located at 5th Street Station as well, so attendees can park their car and visit Chimm, Mochiko, and Extreme Pizza and enjoy discounts available to all festival goers all weekend long before hopping on the free shuttle to Monticello Avenue.
Hop on a bus, and take Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) to the bus stop right on Monticello Avenue.
Hail a cab, and take a Yellow Cab of Charlottesville straight to the designated drop-off on Monticello Avenue.
Call a friend and get dropped off by someone not as lucky as you who isn’t going to the Festy – they can drop you off and pick you up right at the designated drop-off on Monticello Avenue.
Park in a Garage or Lot Downtown.
If you really want to drive, even with all those amazing options above, there are two parking garages downtown that will accommodate you (one on 546 E. Market Street and one on 200 Water Street E.), as well as two parking lots that offer day rates, and there’s even some free parking on far flung side streets that we can’t tell you about or we’d have to…you know. Check out all your options here – Charlottesville Downtown Parking Info.
We can’t wait to see you at the Festy!!
So what are you waiting for!! Get your tickets to the Festy today!