Traveling to PrideFest
Driving to PrideFest
From the North or South: I-95 to exit 22A towards downtown/Memorial Blvd. Count 5 traffic lights, starting at the bottom of the exit ramp from Route 95. At the sixth traffic light, you will see the festival entrance at the road closure at South Water Street.
From the East: I-95 West to exit 2 (South Main Street). Make a left onto College Hill and then a left onto Memorial Blvd. At the next traffic light, you will see the festival entrance.
From the West: Take US Route 6 East/Route 10 North towards I-95. Take the downtown exit. Count six (6) traffic lights to the festival entrance.
GPS: 354 South Water Street, Providence, Rhode Island
Parking for PrideFest
In addition to more than 40 parking lots and garages, downtown Providence has over 1,100 on-street parking spaces. Meters cost $.25 per 12 minutes, and are in effect Monday–Saturday, from 8 AM to 6 PM. Parking is free all other times. Street parking is limited in the area immediately around the festival site. The Dyer Street parking lots are adjacent to the festival and are within easy walking distance from the parade route. Providence Place Mall, and the Rhode Island Convention Center parking lots are also just a ten minute walk down the river.
SP+ Parking Providence has also partnered with RI Pride to offer guests an opportunity to pre-pay and reserve parking. Click here to see the list of their lots, and to reserve a parking spot.
Taking The Bus To PrideFest
The RIPTA Bus Terminal located in Kennedy Plaza is within walking distance from the festival site and offers local transportation within the state of Rhode Island. For scheduling information, visit www.ripta.com or call 401.781.9400.
Peter Pan Bus Lines (800.343.9999 or at www.peterpanbus.com) offers service from Boston, Hartford, the Cape, and New York City.
Greyhound Bus Lines (800.231.2222 or at www.greyhound.com) offers service to Providence’s Kennedy Plaza.
354 South Water Street
Providence, RI 02903