PARKING AND DIRECTIONS FOR BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL MEMORIAL PARK 2014

On Site public parking is not available at the festival.  Free shuttles are provided from the downtown theatre district and Northwest Mall to and from the Memorial Park Festival site.

Shuttles run from Northwest Mall and Downtown

  • Take one of our convenient and comfortable shuttles to the festival and be dropped off steps from the front gate.

  • Shuttle service will be provided via full size buses (48-52) people.

  • Buses will make continuous round trips based on demand. Each location will have multiple buses operating every 15 minutes.

Northwest Mall Shuttle

  • Buses to run each festival day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 8:30a.m. to 7p.m.

  • Northwest Mall is located at N Post Oak Rd & Hempstead Hwy - just east of 610 W Loop N (click here for map)  Parking lot is numbered and we are in sections 16, 17 and 18, plus overflow parking as you find it available.

Downtown Theater District Shuttle

  • Buses to run - 10:00a.m.  –  7p.m.  (Saturday and Sunday ONLY)

  • No Downtown Buses on Friday (Northwest Mall parking is available for Friday)

  • Parking at the Downtown Theater District parking lot will be at their standard rate.

  • Festival Bus Stops (Our buses will have Bayou City Art Festival Bumper Stickers):

    • Shuttle Stop #1 – On Smith Street (west side) at Capitol Street by Bayou Place – at designated METRO Bus Stop

    • Shuttle Stop #2 – On Louisiana Street (east side) at Texas Street by Jones Hall – at designated METRO Bus Stop

    • Shuttle Stop #3 – On Prairie (north side) at Smith Street by the Lyric Center

VIP Parking On-Site

On-site public parking is not available at the festival.  Free shuttles are provided from the downtown theatre district and Northwest Mall to and from the Memorial Park Festival site.

There are a limited number of VIP Parking passes available at $45 each per day at the Memorial Park Festival site.  VIP Parking will allow you to enter North Picnic Lane in Memorial Park and park closer to the gate.  This service is provided mostly for our art buying patrons to allow them easy access to load art into their vehicles.  Colonista members may also purchase the VIP passes on a first come, first served basis, and the number of spaces is extremely limited.  We encourage all of our guests to use the free shuttles provided from our two easy park and ride locations. Patron art pick-up is conveniently located at gate 2 to drive through and pick up heavier/larger art pieces.

Details for the on-site Parking ticket:

Accessible Parking

A limited number of accessible spaces will be available at the festival site. These spaces, when available, are located in the reserved VIP lot that is located less than 50 feet from the festival gates, which can be found on North Picnic Ln. off of Memorial Dr. In addition we provide ADA shuttles from our remote parking lots. A state issued disabled parking permit will be required to be allowed to park in accessible spaces.