Getting Around Downtown Raleigh - Directions and Parking

Wide Open StreetFest takes over Fayetteville Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh with six music stages, a dance tent, food vendors, a juried arts market area, and more, stretching from Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts all the way up to the State Capital grounds.


Additional free programs will be taking place in and around the Raleigh Convention Center, which also has convenient parking and is accessible for people with disabilities.


Downtown Raleigh parking options:


Downtown Raleigh shuttle and transportation options: and



Fayetteville Street and the first block of all side streets will be blocked off for the festival. Wilmington and Salisbury Streets will remain open. Designated drop-off areas are available on the east side of Salisbury between Hargett and Davie Streets and the west side of Wilmington between Hargett and Davie Streets.


In addition, although Lenoir Street will be closed between Salisbury and Wilmington streets, people with disabilities who would like to be dropped off within the festival footprint CAN access Lenoir Street from Salisbury Street, and then turn north onto Fayetteville (toward the Capitol, away from the Performing Arts Center) to be dropped off in Raleigh City Plaza at the south end of Fayetteville Street. Once the passenger(s) have been dropped off, the driver can turn around on Fayetteville, turn left on Lenoir, and then turn left onto Wilmington.


On the other end of the festival footprint, drop-off is also available at available parking spots along Morgan Street where it intersects the north end of Fayetteville Street at the State Capitol Building.


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Public Parking garages on Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street; one on McDowell Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street; one on Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street.

Charge: $7.00

Accessible Parking: 1st level of each garage

Learn more about this festival's accessibility for people with disabilities.

The Raleigh Convention Center is located adjacent to the Red Hat Amphitheater. The address is: 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

From Points West: I-40 east to exit 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points East: 64/264 to I-440 east; merge onto I-40 west and exit at 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points South: US-1 north to I-40 east; exit at 298B South Saunders Street.

From Points North: US-1 South into the city.