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How to get to the Festival

Take the FREE Festival Shuttle

FREE Festival Shuttles will be running round trips to and from The District in Downtown Columbia. Park in any of the downtown parking garages and hop on the shuttle to be transported directly to the festival gates. Shuttles start 1 hour before gates open each day. Parking in Garages are free after 6pm on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. ADA Accessible buses are available. Free Shuttles will run from 3:30pm – 12:00am on Friday, 10:30am – 12:00am on Saturday & 10:30am – 9:00pm on Sunday. Please a

Take GoCOMO for FREE

The City of Columbia will run Go COMO, Columbia’s public transit service, for FREE all festival weekend!  View all routes here.
You can track your bus with the Doublemap app and always know where your bus is!
If you are a user of para-transit services, please call 573.874.7290 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Late Night Trips Home: For the last trip of the night (ONLY), all routes will pick up at the Reichmann Pavilion after the last performance of each night.

Ride your bike

To support our sustainability efforts, check out the City of Columbia’s bike map and take one of the routes to the festival. Then, park your bike in our free secure bike parking at the festival entrance.

Bike maps can be found at all local bike shops and at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Office located at 1 S. 7th St in The District. For bike safety and tips, read GetAbout Columbia’s A Guide To Your Ride.


The festival entrance is only about a mile from The District. That’s a leisurely 16-minute walk. Follow Walnut Street East all the way to the festival and be sure to use the cross walks for safety.

Ride Uber or Lyft

Use the Uber or Lyft app to get a ride to and from the Festival. The Uber and Lyft drop off & pick up location will be in the Stephens Lake Parking Lot.

Take a Taxi

There is a taxi stand just for those of you who want to get your own ride home. It is located across Walnut from the Festival entrance, on Divot Street.

Special thanks to the City of Columbia: