Celebrate 450! Transit

Getting Around Town During Celebrate 450!

Directions
From I-95 Southbound

  • Take exit 318 east to State Road 16
  • Take State Road 16 to U.S. 1 (approx. 6 miles)
  • Take U.S. 1 south to Castillo Drive (2nd traffic light)
  • Turn left on Castillo Drive; the parking garage entrance and Visitor Information Center is on the right

From I-95 Northbound

  • Take exit 311 to State Road 207
  • Take State Road 207 north to to U.S. 1 (approx. 7 miles)
  • Take U.S. 1 north to Castillo Drive (2nd traffic light)
  • Turn right on Castillo Drive; the parking garage entrance and Visitor Information Center is on the right

From U.S. 1 Southbound

  • After crossing the intersection of State Road 16 and U.S. 1, go to Castillo Drive (2nd traffic light)
  • Turn left on Castillo Drive; the parking garage entrance and Visitor Information Center is on the right

From Highway A1A Southbound

  • After crossing the Usina Bridge (at the Intracoastal Waterway) turn left (south) onto San Marco Avenue (1st traffic light)
  • Turn right on Castillo Drive (2nd traffic light); the parking garage entrance and Visitor Information Center is on the left

View map

Celebrate 450! - Transit map

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Shuttle Service

The shuttles will run on the following days and times.

  • Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both admission onto the shuttle and the shuttle parking lots are FREE. A special thanks to Old Town Trolley Tours and Ripley’s Red Train Tours for making this possible.

Shuttle Park & Ride Locations

Anastasia Boulevard

  • Anastasia Baptist Church (1650 A1A South)
  • R.B. Hunt Elementary School (125 Magnolia Drive)
  • Elks Lodge (1420 A1A South)
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre (1340C A1A South)
  • The Conch House (57 Comares Avenue)
  • St. Augustine Beach City Hall (2200 A1A South)
  • Lot near Yacht Club and St. Augustine Lighthouse (Red Cox Road and A1A)

The Anastasia Island shuttle will drop off and pick up riders along both sides of Anastasia Boulevard, safety permitting, if they raise their hands to signal.  A final stop will be the return point at Davis Park, eastern foot of the Bridge of Lions. Festival goers will need to walk across the bridge to get downtown. For those who are unable to walk across the bridge, a Pedi Cab service will be available at Davis Park.

San Marco Avenue

  • Vacant lot (301 San Marco Avenue)
  • Vacant lot (179 San Marco Avenue)

The San Marco shuttle will drop off and pick up riders at the Visitor Information Center located at 10 W. Castillo Drive.

US 1 South

  • Broudy’s Fine Wine and Spirits (35 N. Ponce De Leon Boulevard)

The US 1 shuttle will drop off and pick up riders at the intersection of King Street and Cordova Street.

Please note that additional private lots might become available for parking along the shuttle routes during the Celebrate 450! Street and Music Festival. Many of these lots will charge a fee between $0 to $25. The shuttles will stop at these locations as needed.

Vehicle Parking

Parking is available in the downtown parking garage located off W. Castillo Drive. Open 24 hours a day every day of the year, the parking facility is conveniently located with quick access to most places within the city. Parking at the facility is $10 per vehicle per entry.

Francis Field, which is located just before the parking garage on W. Castillo Drive, is also available for parking during the festival and is $10 per vehicle per entry.

If the parking garage and Francis Field are full, additional parking is available at designated lots.
Learn more about additional parking.

Street Closures

To create a pedestrian friendly event, streets located near the event sites will be closed at various times throughout the festival. The area is bounded by, and traffic will be prohibited on, Orange Street, Cordova Street, King Street east of Cordova Street and Avenida Menendez. Adjustments to this parameter are possible, based upon public safety needs as determined by the St. Augustine Police Department. View map and closure times

Bicycling

There are multiple bicycling options, including full-service valet parking, self-service parking and park and bike locations brought to you by VeloFest.

Full-Service Valet

This service is available at the intersection of Dolphin Drive and Anastasia Boulevard (near the east side of the Bridge of Lions). It is open the following days and times.

  • Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Self-Service Parking

Bicycle racks are available at the following locations beginning at 10 a.m. each day from Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, to Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

  • St. Augustine Municipal Marina (111-E Avenida Menendez)
  • Government House Lawn (48 King Street)

Park and Bike Locations
Residents and visitors are encouraged to park and bike to attend the Celebrate 450! festivities. The following lots are designated park and bike lots. Be sure to safely secure your bike to bike racks.

  • Council on Aging (180 Marine Street)
  • Willie Galimore Center (399 Riberia Street)
  • Blue Waters Jewelers (500 Anastasia Boulevard)
  • St. Johns County Library (1960 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard)

Water Taxi Service

A water taxi service is available Sept. 4 to 8, 2015, and will run on a continuous loop. The cost is $20 per day or $40 for the entire event. The locations include:

  • St. Augustine Municipal Marina (111-E Avenida Menendez)
  • Camachee Island (3070 Harbor Drive)
  • Vilano Beach Dock (260 Vilano Road)

The service will run on the following days and times. See the full schedule of stops and times.

  • Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (service will be paused during the fireworks from 11 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Walking

The American Automobile Association named St. Augustine as one of the 10 most walkable cities in North America, and it’s no wonder. A small downtown whose streets were laid out in the 1590s, St. Augustine is a tightly compacted small community (13,000 population) whose town center is a mixture of residential, attractions, museums, restaurants and retail shops as well as historical monuments, churches and a college. While some of St. Augustine downtown streets are pedestrian only, during Celebrate 450!, these areas will be increased to include a 12-block area that will be designated pedestrian and bicycle only.

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