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Friday Aug 29 11a - 11p
Saturday Aug 30 11a - 11p
Sunday Aug 31 11a - 11p
Monday Sept 1 11a - 9:30p

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Parking & Transportation

Downtown Royal Oak is going to be crowded this Labor Day weekend- to ensure you don't need to worry about finding a spot, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats has worked out an all inclusive parking plan that features real time communication to our festival visitors.

Be sure to park at official Arts, Beats, and Eats parking lots.  It really matters where you park.  Revenue from the official lots pays for police, fire, and other public services at the festival and supports improvements in Royal Oak parks.   In addition to the official Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats logo, parking signs at the official lots will contain the “Park for Parks” icon.  

 

 

 

Please tune in to WWJ (950am) as you are driving into the festival and they will inform you of any of the below lots that might be temporarily full.

Royal Oak Parking Meters Closed:

All Royal Oak Parking Meters will not be available due to traffic concerns and to have customers avoid circling the downtown looking for parking at meters.

Downtown Lots & Structures

(Lots will beging charging at 1:30pm on Friday and structures begin charging at 5:00pm on Friday)
Parking at all Downtown Lots and Structures will be $15

1. Downtown Structure #1
     Located at Lafayette & 5th St
     516 S. Lafayette
     Royal Oak, MI 48067

2. Downtown Structure #2
     Located on Lafayette, North of 4th Street
     320 Lafayette Street
     Royal Oak, MI 48067

3. Downtown Structure #3
    Center & Third St.
    260 Center Street
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

4. Farmer's Market (parking at the Farmers Market will be free TO MARKET CUSTOMERS ONLY as normal until 1pm on Friday and Saturday)
    Located at the intersection of 11 Mile & Troy St. East of Main.
    316 E 11 Mile Rd
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

5. Williams St
     Located off of 11 Mile, East of Main

6. Fresard Lot
     Main St. & University Ave. N. of 11 Mile Rd
    400 North Main Street
    Royal Oak, MI 48067-1813

7. Center St. Lot
    Located at Center & 2nd St, West of Main Street

8. Eleven Mile Lot
    11 Mile & Center, West of Main Street

9. 3rd & Williams Lot
    3rd & Williams-E. of Main St.

10. E. Lincoln & Troy Lots
    3 lots located at 211 and 220 E. Lincoln

 

Near Downtown Lots

Parking at all Near Downtown Lots and Structures will be $15

1. Vacant/Grass Lot
     Located at Main St. & 696 Service Drive

2. Royal Oak Middle School Lot
    Washington & Willis
    709 North Washington Avenue
    Royal Oak, MI 48067-1735

 

 

Shuttle Parking

Parking at Shuttle Lot is $10.  Riding the shuttle is FREE.  The shuttle will run Saturday - Sunday  from 10:30am - 12:30am and Monday from 10:30am - 10:30pm, dropping off at 2nd & Washington by the Post Office in Downtown.

1. Royal Oak High School
    Located off of Crooks, North of 13 Mile
    1500 Lexington Boulevard
    Royal Oak, MI 48073-2400

Bicycle Locations: Free Bike parking! First come first serve Courtesy of Huron-Clinton Metroparks and KLM Fitness

Location/Bicycle Capacity
South: Washington St. Just south of Lincoln (southbound lane):800
North: Washington Near Second Avenue (southbound lane):1000

Corral Hours
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

 

Click here for suggested bike routes!

Smart Buses

SMART is the green way to the annual Arts, Beats and Eats festival this year in downtown Royal Oak! Riding SMART to the festival helps the environment, saves you money and helps avoid the hassle of parking and traffic congestion. Several routes will take you directly to the festival. Not sure which route works for you? There are two ways to find your ride SMART. Call SMART Customer Information at 866.962.5515 to talk with a representative. Or, visit www.smartbus.org and check out the Google Transit Trip Planning feature.

Parking for Downtown Royal Oak Employees

Employees can park at the YMCA and walk or park at the Royal Oak High School and take a shuttle in to the festival.  Employees must present a pass to park at either location.  The shuttle for Royal Oak employees runs Friday - Sunday 8am - 4:30am and Monday 8am - 3am.

1. South Oakland Family YMCA (employees walk to downtown)
    1016 W. 11 Mile Rd.

2. Royal Oak High School (employees take a shuttle to downtown with stops at 7th & Lafayette or 2nd & Washington)
   1500 Lexington Rd., Enter onto Lexington, off of Crooks, north of 13 Mile Rd.

Please contact Stephanie McIntyre at the festival office (248-541-7550) if you are a downtown business in need of employee parking.