Parking & Transportation

All-day paid parking is available in large public parking lots on Taylor Street at the Cal Trans building parking lot across from Bazaar del Mundo. Ample parking is also available at Harney Avenue and Twiggs Street. Both lots are free and open to the public Friday afternoon and all day both Saturday and Sunday. It's a great place to park, as the event begins just across the street!

There are also a number of 2-hour unmetered parking spaces available on the streets of Old Town.

San Diego Avenue will be closed to traffic between Harney Street and Twiggs Avenue during the whole event. Note that San Diego Avenue south from Harney Street will be closed from 5-9pm on Sunday only for the procession and will then be reopened. DOWNLOAD MAP


MTS Trolley & Bus
The best way to get in and out of Old Town during a big event is by taking the trolley or bus to the Old Town Transit Center at 4009 Taylor Street. See San Diego Transit Information for information on using the online Transit Planner and to print out a Trolley or Bus schedule. Walk down Taylor to Juan street and enter the main entrance to the north by Casa Guadalajarra and Fiesta de Reyes into the State Park.

It is easy to get to Old Town. We are next to both the I-5 and I-8 freeways. We always encourage car pooling! Map it with Mapquest

Public Transportation
There are two public transit systems that service Old Town: the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) - Information

NCTD Train
Coming from North County? Ride the train to the Old Town Transit Center.

If you have trouble finding us please call (619) 656-4721. Remember it will be busy so you are likely to get a recording with detailed directions.