Parking & Directions

Where is the festival located?

Bayou City Art Festival will take place in Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway. There are 3 entrance gates for the festival, and they have been color-coded to provide easier distinction for patrons.

  1. The Blue Gate – Located near the intersection of Bagby Street and Lamar Street

  2. The Green Gate – Located near the intersection of Bagby Street and Dallas Street

  3. The Orange Gate – Located on Allen Parkway just west of Sabine Street.


Where can I park? 

​On-site parking for the festival is not available. On-street meter parking, surface parking lots, and garage parking are available for a fee in Downtown Houston.

Where is VIP Parking?

VIP parking will be at City Hall Annex which is located at 900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Enter the parking structure at the corner of Bagby Street and Walker Street. VIP Parking requires a Priority Parking Pass. Patrons who purchased VIP tickets for the festival will receive a digital version of the Priority Parking Pass along with their ticket confirmation. The digital parking pass can be scanned at the parking gate for entry.


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Where is the Uber/Lyft/Rideshare drop-off and pick-up?

The designated ride-sharing drop-off/pick-up point is on the corner of Bagby St and Dallas Street. You will go to that same spot to call your ride when leaving the festival. We've established this drop-off and pick-up location for safety and ease of access. 

What about public transportation to the festival?

METRO is available for your transportation needs. For information on routes and schedules, please contact METRO at 713.635.5000 or visit