Directions and Parking

Event Directions and Parking Locations

MTS Trolley

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.

LYFT 30% Discount

LYFT is offering new or existing users a 30 % discount to and from the festival.  Use code: ARTWALKSD to obtain the discount, maximum of $3 discount per ride.  LYFT will drop off and pick up at two designated locations at the event.

ESET Parking Garage

Park at 610 W. Ash, underground.  This garage, operated by Ace Parking, is under the ESET building.  Use the entrance on Ash Street.

Cedar & Kettner Blvd. Parking Structure

In 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.

Reserve your Parking on ParkWhiz

Check out ParkWhiz, an online parking reservation system which will allow you to reserve and pay for your parking in advance.  Click here for the parking lot map.

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.

Map It

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:

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.