Directions, Transportation & Parking
Hop on a Rally Bus for affordable, luxury bus travel to/from the event.
The accessible parking entrance with accessible shuttle buses, only from this lot, is at Entrance #2 (the Merriweather Post Pavilion Parking lot). Please take Broken Land Parkway or South Entrance Road and you will be directed to the Handicapped Parking spaces for your convenience. Personal mobility devices used by individuals with disabilities are welcome at our event. Maximum speed of 3 MPH is requested.
Be alert to new additional parking areas including satellite parking lots and garages off of Little Patuxent Parkway. Signs will direct you to these lots. “Free parking for the festival is available in the Merriweather Post Pavilion parking lot, and the following auxiliary lots:
1. Howard Community College
2. Columbia Corporate Center Garages (between The Mall & Symphony Woods)
3. Century Plaza (Little Patuxent Parkway & Banneker Dr/Governor Warfield Drive)
4. Sterrett Place North & South Lots”
“As a courtesy to The Mall in Columbia merchants & customers, please park at The Mall ONLY IF you will be patronizing their stores or restaurants that day.”Some walking to arrive at the event may be required as with MPP concerts.
Maps to Symphony Woods
Hey, we all get lost. Unfortunately now you don’t have an excuse. Just to make sure, we’re providing access to both Google Maps, and MapQuest. Just don’t forget the directions when you leave the house!
Map to Symphony Woods courtesy of MapQuest.
695 to Rt. 70 west to Rt 29 South, to Exit 18 (Brokenland Pkwy.). Make a left at the first light; follow signs to festival parking.
495 to 95 North. Exit at Rt. 32 West (Columbia) to Brokenland Pkwy. Take the right-hand exit onto Brokenland Pkwy North. Remain on Brokenland Pkwy(pass Rt. 29) and follow signs to festival parking.
FROM POINTS EAST:
Rt. 100 West to Rt. 29 south to Exit 18 (Brokenland Pkwy) Make a left at the first light onto Brokenland Pkwy - get in your right hand lane and follow the signs to festival parking.
FROM POINTS WEST:
Rt. 70 to Rt. 40 to Rt. 29 South to Exit 18 (Brokenland Pkwy) Make a left at the first light onto Brokenland Pkwy - get in your right hand lane and follow the signs to festival parking.