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 Ford 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.
For the latest on parking and for emergency information, please tune to 1640AM.
PARKING NOT PERMITTED IN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD
Within an approximate one half to one mile radius from the festival, all parking in neighborhoods is on a permit parking only basis, and police will issuing $50 fines as a deterrent. Residents may report problems to Royal Oak Police, who also have the option to tow vehicles if resident parking problems are an issue.
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
There are not specific designated handicap parking lots. All of the handicap spots within the parking lots are dedicated for those guests with the correct license plates and/or tags.
(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. Oakland Community College Parking Structure
Lincoln & Washington
739 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
5. Farmer's Market
(Please note: 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
6. East Lincoln & Troy Lots
3 parking lots located at 211 and 220 E. Lincoln
Near Downtown Lots
Parking at all Near Downtown Lots and Structures will be $15
1. Royal Oak Middle School Lot
Washington North of 11 Mile & Willis
709 North Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067-1735
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.
We will have at least one wheelchair accessible shuttle running at all times. Please note, there may be a slight wait for the correct shuttle as not all are accessible.
In order to accommodate the most passengers in a trip, guests with oversize and large strollers may be instructed to wait for a motorcoach bus so their stroller can be stowed in the undercompartment.
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 BEAUMONT HOSPITAL ROYAL OAK
South: Washington St. Just south of Lincoln (southbound lane):800
North: Washington Near Second Avenue (southbound lane):1000
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Click here for suggested bike routes!
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 a lot close to downtown 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. Royal Oak Middle School or Royal Oak Ford Lot located off of Lincoln (employees walk to downtown. There are very limited spots for each business in these lots)
2. Royal Oak High School (employees take a shuttle to downtown with stops at 7th & Lafayette or 2nd & Washington. There is unlimited employee parking available in this lot)
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.