Directions / Parking

Important Construction Alert

The Columbus Crossroads project, one of the largest highway projects in Ohio, is reconstructing the I-71/670 interchange. This first phase of I-70/71 construction will be completed in 2014. The project will improve safety, reduce congestion, and connect neighborhoods. For details on how this may affect your travel plans visit www.ODOT71670.org or www.pavingtheway.org.

Overview

Columbus is the capital of Ohio, located in the center of the state, halfway between Cleveland and Cincinnati at the intersection of I-70 and I-71. The Jazz & Rib Fest is located in the downtown Columbus Arena District along Spring & Long Streets, McFerson Commons and North Bank Park.

Convenient parking is located all around the Arena District, including surface lots and parking garages. See the above interactive map for details.

From North

Head south on I-71 and take I-670 west at interchange. Take the Neil Avenue exit. Turn left at intersection onto Neil Avenue. Turn right at intersection onto Neil Avenue. Turn left onto Nationwide Boulevard. OR Head south on OH-315 to I-670 east. Exit at Neil Avenue. Turn right at intersection onto Neil Avenue. Turn left onto Nationwide Boulevard. Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.

From South

Head north on I-71 and then continue on OH-315 north at interchange. From OH-315 north, exit onto I-670 east. Take the Neil Avenue exit. Turn right onto Neil Avenue. Turn left onto Nationwide Boulevard. Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.

From East

Head west on I-70 and take OH-315 north at the interchange. From OH-315 north, exit onto I-670 east. Take the Neil Avenue exit. Turn right onto Neil Avenue. Turn left onto Nationwide Boulevard. Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.

From West

Head east on I-70 and take OH-315 north at the interchange. From OH-315 north, exit onto I-670 east. Take the Neil Avenue exit. Turn right onto Neil Avenue. Turn left onto Nationwide Boulevard. Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.

Reserved/Prepaid Parking

Purchase prepaid parking online to guarantee a space in an Arena District lot.
Visit www.ArenaDistrictParking.com, click on the “All Venues” tab and choose Jazz & Rib Fest, or click on the desired date.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is available in Eye Center Of Columbus parking lot indicated on the map above. To enter this lot, head south on Neil Avenue and turn left onto New Public Way.

Public Transit

For local bus routes and information please visit COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority).