Even if you’ve never been to downtown Pittsburgh, getting to the Festival can be a cinch. Just consider your options, plan ahead, and leave enough time!
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s award-winning real-time parking website, ParkPGH, you can see exactly how many spaces are available in garages throughout the Cultural District and beyond – check it before you leave the house or have your passenger monitor it on-the-go on any smartphone!
Thousands of parking spots are in the Cultural District alone, but there thousands more within a very short walk. Don’t forget about options on the North Shore, which is a short and beautiful walk over the Allegheny River away. You can review those options at ParkPGH, too, but keep the hometown Pittsburgh Pirates’ schedule in mind as you plan.
Festival Road Closures - In Effect June 1-16
8th St. (between Penn Ave & Goodyear Tire Lot)
Ft. Duquesne Boulevard (between 7th St. & Stanwix St., west-bound)
Additional closures may be in effect as a result of other civic events. Please plan ahead and leave extra time to avoid missing your favorite Festival activities!
Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by bus, light rail (the T), incline, and paratransit for more than 200,000 riders daily. Gateway Station and Wood St. Station, two T-stops downtown, connect the major areas of the Festival with a free ride, in addition to the North Shore and back. Bus stops are also located throughout downtown.
If you plan to use public transportation, please plan ahead and check schedules.
Thanks to BikePGH and other advocates and partners around the city, Cultural District streets are now safer than ever for cyclists and pedestrians. For bike maps and more about getting around downtown, please visit BikePGH.org.
Looking for a place to park your bike? What could be more appropriate than trying out the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s public art bike racks on your way to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival? Learn more here.
Walking is an easy and healthy way to enjoy this beautiful city, and if you live close enough, it is a great way to get to the Festival. A moderate walking pace can move you a mile in under 20 minutes, which is also about the length of the Festival footprint from the tip of the Cultural District near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center all the way to the fountain at the three rivers’ confluence in Point State Park.
Head over to VisitPITTSBURGH.com for more details and other convenient tips to make your trip an enjoyable one!