Directions / Parking

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 1-71. The Jazz & Rib Fest is located on the downtown Columbus riverfront along the city’s revitalized Scioto Mile in Bicentennial, Genoa and West Bank Parks. Convenient parking is located throughout downtown Columbus.

Parking

Parking is located throughout downtown Columbus, including at Columbus Commons, COSI, 200 Civic Center Drive, and area surface lots. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed.

Handicapped Parking

Handicap Parking is available at meters on Mound Street between South Civic Center Drive and the entrance ramp to 70 West/71 South, as well as at meters on Town Street between Civic Center Drive and Front Street. Additional handicap parking is available in area surface lots and parking garages.

Public Transit

Drive

car2go offers attendees the closest parking to the entance of Jazz & Rib Fest. The simple car-sharing option offers a drop zone area that makes it easy to park the car for free and get to grooving at Jazz & Rib Fest. Use CBUS30 to sign up and receive a membership discount in advance of the festival.

Bus

Many local bus routes offer service to downtown Columbus and The Scioto Mile and the C-Bus offers quick and convenient service through downtown.  For schedules and route details, visit COTA

Bike

Ride your own bike or rent a CoGo to travel the many trails and bikeways that lead to The Scioto Mile.

From North

To Park on East Side of Scioto River: Head south on I-71 and take the Broad Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Head West on Broad Street, passing the Ohio State House on your left. Turn left onto Front Street, heading South. Turn onto Rich Street for parking. Or continue South on Front Street and turn onto Main Street for parking.

 

To Park on West Side of Scioto River:  Head south on I-71 and take the Broad Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Head West on Broad Street, crossing over the Broad Street Bridge. Turn left onto Belle Street. Surface lots are available in the area.

From South

To Park on East Side of Scioto River: Head north on I-71 to the Downtown / Front Street exit. Turn left onto Front Street, heading North. Turn onto Main Street for parking, or continue North and turn onto Rich Street for parking.

 

To Park on West Side of Scioto River: Head North on I-71 to the Downtown / Front Street exit. Turn left onto Front Street, heading North. Turn left onto Broad Street, heading West. Turn onto Belle Street. Surface lots are available in the area.

From East

To Park on East Side of Scioto River: Head west on I-70 and take exit 101B toward Downtown. Continue straight on Mound Street, heading West. Turn right onto Front Street, heading North. Turn on Main Street for parking, or continue North and Turn on Rich Street for parking.

 

To Park on West Side of Scioto River:  Head West on I-70 and take exit 101B toward Downtown. Continue straight on Mound Street, heading West. Turn right onto Front Street, heading North. Turn left onto Broad Street, heading West. Turn left onto Belle Street. Surface lots are available in the area.

From West

To Park on East Side of Scioto River: Head east on I-70 to the Downtown / Front Street exit. Turn left onto Front Street, heading North. Turn onto Main Street for parking, or continue North and turn onto Rich Street for parking.

 

To Park on West Side of Scioto River: Head east on I-70 to the Downtown / Front Street exit. Turn left onto Front Street, heading North. Turn left onto Broad Street, heading West. Turn onto Belle Street. Surface lots are available in the area.