Event Directions and Parking Locations (2016 information. This page will be updated in early 2017.)
We strongly recommend taking the MTS Trolley to get to the festival. The GREEN LINE stops right at the western edge of the event area, between Cedar St and Beech St (the “County Center/Little Italy” stop). Walk east on Beech to begin your exploration. Click here for a trolley route map.
New Parking Structure:
In the Fall of 2015 a large parking structure opened at the corner of Cedar and Kettner Blvd. Enter the garage on Kettner Blvd. just south of Cedar Street. This garage is operated by Ace Parking.
Convenient Free Shuttle Service
Mission Federal ArtWalk is offering a free shuttle service from two parking lots to the north of the event. Park at the Airport’s new ECONOMY LOT which can be accessed from Pacific Highway and Washington Street or Pacific Highway and Sassafras. Or park at the Aladdin Garage at Kettner and Laurel. Old Town Trolley is sponsoring a shuttle from both of these locations to the festival. (Its also an easy walk from Aladdin Garage.)
From the North
Take Interstate 5 South. Exit Sassafras/Kettner and continue south into the heart of the festival. Surface lots and street parking are available all around the event. On Sunday, there is no charge for meters. Please note that Little Italy has many of the “park/pay/display” boxes so if you do not see a meter be sure to check all around your vehicle for this box.
From the South
Take Interstate 5 North. Exit Hawthorne St/Airport Exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. At this point look for parking on the outskirts of the event.
You can get online driving directions using any one of the many map sites on the internet. Click here for a link to a map of the Little Italy neighborhood.
Visiting San Diego
For more information about San Diego, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors website at: www.sandiego.org
Little Italy Mobile App
The Little Italy Association offers a free, helpful app as a terrific guide to the neighborhood. Click here for a link to the download page.