Getting to the Festival Original

Festival Location

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival takes place on the Minneapolis Riverfront along NE Main Street and adjacent parks.

Walk, Bike, Carpool, Bus or Ride Share

Because it’s officially construction season in Minnesota, we encourage attendees to walk, carpool, bus, ride share or bike to the festival.


Routes 4, 6, 10, 11, 17, 25 and 61
Plan your route:


Park & Nice Ride

Make your trip to the Stone Arch Bridge Festival easy. Grab a Nice Ride and bike to and from the festival! You can even save $1 off a Day Pass in the Nice Ride App with code STONEARCH. Routes are easy and accessible, and its often less than a ten-minute ride to and from the Nice Ride station on Nicolett Island. If you take a Nice Ride, you are guaranteed a parking spot with our Bike Valet service at the Nicollet Island station during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday (see Bike Valet location in map below). We’ll even give you some sweet Nice Ride swag.

Want to lear more? Click below to find a station/hub near you. Happy riding!

View the Nice Ride Location Map to Find a Station/Hub Near You

Parking & Directions

Here is a handy resource to find parking near our festival site. Consider parking on the downtown side of the river and walking across the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge!

On-street parking is also available in area neighborhoods.

Our Host Hotel
University Inn

Our host hotel, University Inn is a short 6 minute walk to the Stone Arch Bridge (.2 miles). This Minneapolis hotel is located just off Interstate 35W and offers a fitness centre and free parking. Every room at University Inn provides a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. Rated for the best value in Minneapolis!


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