Parking & Directions

Where is the festival and where can I park?

Bayou City Art Festival will take place in Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway at 1000 Bagby St.


There are 3 entrance gates for the festival, and they have been color-coded to provide easier distinction for patrons.

The Blue Gate – Located near the intersection of Bagby Street and McKinney Street

The Green Gate – Located near the intersection of Bagby Street and Dallas Street

The Orange Gate – Located on Allen Parkway just west of Sabine Street.

On-site parking for the festival is not available. On-street meter parking, surface parking lots, and convenient garage parking are available for a fee in Downtown Houston. 

VIP parking is located at 900 Bagby St. at the City Hall Annex. 


Consider ridesharing! The designated ride-sharing drop-off/pick-up point is located at the corner of Bagby Street and Dallas Street.

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

Also, METRO is available for your transportation needs. For information on routes and schedules, please contact METRO at 713-635-5000 or click here

Parking Garage Options:

Heritage Clay Garage

1200 Bagby St.

Entrance on Polk St.

1-minute walk to the Dallas/Bagby Gate entrance

Theater District Parking Garage (1 & 2)

498 - 511 Rusk St

Entrances on Rusk St and Capitol St

2-minute walk to the McKinney/Bagby Gate entrance

Reef Parking

401 W. Dallas Street

Entrance on W. Dallas Street

3 blocks from the Dallas/Bagby Gate entrance

City Hall Annex - VIP and Sponsor parking

900 Bagby St

Entrance on Walker St

1-minute walk to the McKinney/Bagby Gate entrance.