This weekend’s (November 2-4) will bring thousands of people to Auditorium Shores and downtown Austin for a three-day fest and subsequent FFF Nites showcases. Since parking is scarce in the surrounding area and towing will be enforced in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, fest-goers are strongly encouraged to skip the hassle of traffic and parking by taking the bus, biking, walking, carpooling, taking a pedi-cab, or hailing a cab down to Auditorium Shores throughout the weekend.
The FFF Fest website says that parking garages at Palmer Events Center and the Long Center will not be available for festival parking, but there will be tons of bike parking on site for cyclists. There will also be a free shuttle running from 11am – 11pm throughout the festival. Shuttles will be picking up at the following locations (map):
- Along the south side of 5th street between I 35 and San Marcos
- All three lots between 5th and 6th east of San Marcos and west of Medina
- On the south side of 6th half way between San Marcos and Brushy
If you have to drive, make the most of it by carpooling or using local ride-share services HeyRide (a brand new app that links people to carpool for safe, on-demand rides) or amovens (another terrific ride share service) to join up with safe drivers/passengers, save money, reduce your carbon footprint and get to the grounds. This is also a great time to get on board with zipcar or car2go. Car2go’s FFF Fest drop zone is conveniently located at One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd).