From the Northeast

  • Take 1-90 W/ OH-2 W

  • Follow OH-2 W

  • Take exit 195B for W 3rd Street

  • Continue right on W 3rd Street

  • Continue onto Erieside Avenue

 From the East

  • Take I-271 S/ US-422 E

  • Take exit 27A-27B toward I-480W/Toledo

  • Keep left to stay on I-480W

  • Take exit 20B for I-77N

  • Continue onto exit 163 (signs for E 9th St/Toledo/Erie PA)


Handicap and general parking is available for festival attendees at 518 Erieside Avenue. Parking is limited in these lots so please plan accordingly. For a full list of parking lots located in Downtown Cleveland, click here.


Attendees are highly encouraged to take advantage of the RTA and other public transportation. The RTA Rapid Transit Waterfront Line W. 3rd stop will provide guests with the closest site access.

200 West Third Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

This station is on the southeast corner of West Third Street and Alfred Lerner Way, directly across the street from FirstEnergy Stadium.

Visit the RTA website for a full schedule and routes.


There are a number of hotels located within walking distance of the festival. Please consider supporting our partners The Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Doubletree, Aloft, Hyatt Regency at the Cleveland Arcade and Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. More information about local lodging options can be found at or by calling Destination Cleveland at 800-321-1001.

Infant Rock & Rest Station
A cool, comfortable and private environment is provided for parents of young, nursing children.

Technology Charging Stations
Charge your portable electronic device in no time at all. Technology charging stations are located within the shade tents on the Tall Ships Festival site.

First Aid/Comfort Stations
Providing basic first aid services, the First Aid tent is located on the west end of the Tall Ships Festival site near the Harborside Marketplace. For medical emergencies, please call 911 immediately and provide them with your location within the site.

Lost & Found
Lost & Found is located in the INFO booth on the west end of the Tall Ships Festival site near the Harborside Marketplace.

Food & Beverage
Concessions are available throughout the Tall Ships Festival site for guests to purchase. Please note, coolers as well as outside food and beverage is not permitted on-site.

VIP Hospitality
2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival sponsors, invited guests and VIP ticket holders may access the VIP Hospitality Tent and restroom trailer located on the Tall Ships Festival site next to the Dock 30 Warehouse.