Grizzly Fest Traffic and Parking Information
Grizzly Fest is a two-day music festival, May 18-19 at Woodward Park with 34 acts, featuring Snoop Dogg, Nas, Foster the People, and Fresno’s own Fashawn. We’re expecting significant traffic around the Friant Road corridor, especially during rush hour on Friday afternoon. People traveling in the Woodward Park area should be prepared for delays and should avoid the Friant Road exits off of Hwy. 41 between 3-7PM on Friday, May 18.
The City of Fresno will be closing off Audubon Drive between Friant and Del Mar for two full days, from 8:00 AM on Friday, May 18 until 6:00 AM on Sunday, May 20.
Grizzly Fest is proud to have FestDrive for this year’s event, offering pre-paid shuttles from Fresno State University (Lot P-20 near Cedar and Barstow) and Tioga-Sequoia Beer Garden in Downtown Fresno to the south entrance of Grizzly Fest in Woodward Park. The shuttles will begin running each day at 1:30 p.m. and run continuously all day with limited coverage from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Last shuttle leaves at 1:00 a.m. The cost of the 2-DAY Shuttle Pass is $20.00 or $12.00 each day.
Uber and Lyft are both providing rideshare service for Grizzly Fest. Follow these instructions when you’re being dropped off/leaving the park:
South Side: On Audubon off River Park Place East
North Side: Off Friant and Fort Washington in the Riverview Shopping Center.
PARKING AT WOODWARD PARK – Parking is available inside Woodward Park at the Fort Washington Entrance off Friant Road. SPECIAL EVENT RATES WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Only cash payments will be accepted so please have cash ready to avoid holding up the line. If you do decide to park on grounds please arrive early as it is first come first served and space is limited.
Overflow parking will be available, if necessary, in the area between Valley View Elementary School and the Ft. Washington Shopping Center. Parking attendants and signage will identify the area permitted for event parking. This lot will be available after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday.
We strongly encourage you to take public or alternate means of transportation. The City of Fresno has set up “FAX to the FEST” service on Route 1 / BRT between Kings Canyon and Clovis and Friant/Audubon with buses running every 15 minutes between 2:00 PM until 12:45 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Parking at Manchester Center is FREE and the fare is $1.25 each way. Please purchase 2 single rides in advance at any BRT Ticket Vending Machine for collection.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO EVENT PARKING allowed in the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
There is no overnight parking allowed inside of Woodward Park, and camping in the city of Fresno is prohibited (Fresno, CA Code, Article 17, Section 10.1700)
SPECIAL NOTICE: The City of Fresno is temporarily unable to process requests through FresGO in the Woodward Park area. Please report non-emergency matters by calling 559-621-CITY