Washington Brewers Festival, park and transport planning

Below, we discuss your parking and transportation options for the Washington Brewers Festival. For more details, go to the official website.

If you’re planning to attend the Washington Brewers Festival (June 18-20), now is the time to consider your parking and/or transportation options.

Parking
On Friday, parking will be free. If you have a disabled parking permit or ride a motorcycle, parking is free all weekend. Otherwise, you’ll need to get a parking pass or make other transportation plans. There are a limited number of parking passes. If you want a parking pass, you should order it now.

Private Buses
The Elliott Bay Brewery in West Seattle and the Green Frog in Bellingham are both running buses from their pubs to/from the event. You should contact them for details (Elliott Bay Brewery 206.736-5009, Green Frog 360.756.1213). If there are other establishments offering similar opportunities, please leave a comment and share the information.

Bike
The fence surrounding the festival area is available for bike lockup. Consider leaving the car at home, or somewhere else, and pedaling to the festival. We are not suggesting that you park someplace nearby (say a public street, a park, or a school) and ride your bike in to the festival. If that is what you decide to do, then that is your own business. The event organizers ask that you only park in the designated parking areas.

Shuttle Buses
Free shuttle buses will run to/from local Park and Ride locations (listed below). Each shuttle bus trip will take approximately 15-25 minutes each way in normal traffic (plus approximately 10 minutes for boarding) depending on the route. Keep in mind that traffic can get snarled up getting to and from the festival during peak hours. Plan accordingly.

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Metro Transit

Metro route 234 will get you within walking distance of the festival. Parking is available at Inglemoore High School, where you can hop aboard the 234. Take the bus to 68th Ave. NE and NE 153rd Place, which is within walking distance of St. Edward State Park.

Shuttle Bus/Park and Ride Locations

Kenmore Park and Ride
7346 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028
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Kingsgate Park and Ride
13001 116th Way NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Bothell Park and Ride
10303 Woodinville Dr.
Bothell, WA 98011
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UW Bothell Campus (garage parking fee applies- $3 per car)
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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