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Getting to the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019
2 to 8 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Waterfront Park (1 King Street, Alexandria, VA)
Free Admission

From water taxi to bikeshare to $2 all-day parking garages throughout Old Town, there are plenty of ways to get to and from the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival. Although Alexandria’s four Metrorail stations will be closed for renovation during this time, there are many alternative transportation options. Once you’re in Alexandria, take advantage of the free King Street trolley that runs along the King Street mile. Please note, the streets closest to the festival may have restricted access, so parking at garages within a short walk of Waterfront Park is suggested. Use the tips below and plan ahead to make getting to and from the festival a breeze.

Bike Valet!
Summer is the perfect time to bike along the Potomac on the Mount Vernon Trail or through Old Town to get to the festival. Once you’re here, use the free bike valet service provided by Two Wheel Valet located near 1A Prince Street adjacent to Waterfront Park and steps from the festival. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. All bikes must be retrieved no later than 9 p.m.

Summer Metro Improvement There are many convenient ways to travel to/from D.C. while Alexandria’s stations are closed for renovation. Learn More ›
Rideshare Don’t worry about parking, grab a rideshare to the festival instead. First time Lyft users? Save $5 with the code VISITALX19 Learn More ›
Take the Water Taxi For a hassle-free journey to and from the festival, hop on the high-speed water taxi that connects Old Town with The Wharf as well as National Harbor. Set Sail ›
Capital Bikeshare Several docking stations are within a short walk of the festival, including ones on Prince St., King St., Patrick St, and Royal St. Bike On ›
$2 Parking Garages Plan ahead and pick a City-owned garage or surface lot near the festival and enjoy a $2 all-day rate. Many garages are steps away from the festival. Find Garages ›
Free King Street Trolley With 9 stops along King Street, use the travel to travel through Old Town until midnight. Learn More ›
Taxi With six taxi options just a call away, getting to and from the festival is easy. Taxi! ›
Metrobus & Metro Shuttles Learn about transportation options using the Metrobus or shuttles to nearby Metro stations. Plan Ahead ›