Parking & Directions

Where is the festival located?

Bayou City Art Festival is a signature art event for the city of Houston and will take place in Memorial Park at the South Picnic Loop. The South Picnic Loop is located on Memorial Drive, east of the new Land Bridges. Click here for a map of the park.

Where can I park? 

There is no free on-site parking available for this event.

​Secured, complimentary parking for festival patrons will be provided at the Northwest Mall. Festival patrons will be able to purchase a $5 Parking Shuttle Pass for convenient and comfortable transport to the festival site. Each Parking Shuttle Pass is valid for one round-trip transport from the parking area to the festival entrance, and back again. Children under the age of 12 do not require a shuttle pass. To purchase your Parking Shuttle Pass, click here.

*Masks will be required on all shuttle transportation

Memorial Park offers a limited number of metered parking spaces throughout the park. Patrons have the option to pay for hourly parking in any public, metered parking lot. However, please be aware that the closest metered parking lot to the festival entrance is 1/2 mile away. All other metered lots inside Memorial Park are located even further from the festival site. There is no shuttle service available from the metered parking lots to the festival entrance. Patrons parking in those areas should plan ahead and be prepared to walk the distance to the festival site.

Will there be ADA-accessible parking available?

Yes. There is plenty of ADA-accessible parking at the Northwest Mall, and there will be ADA-accessible shuttle transportation.

Where is VIP Parking?

Complimentary parking will be provided at the Memorial Park Fitness Center for all VIP ticket holders. VIP ticket holders will have access to a complimentary VIP shuttle bus service for quick and convenient transport to the festival entrance. 

*Masks will be required on all shuttle transportation


Go for a ride with Houston BCycle! Download the app, so you can bike to and from the festival.

Consider one of the convenient Rideshare options!

The designated Rideshare drop-off/pick-up point will be on Memorial Drive, within a very short walking distance to the festival entrance. 

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

If you have unanswered questions regarding parking, or directions to the festival, please contact