Parking And Transit Options

For Driving Directions, please visit the Getting Here (by car) Page


Hourly parking is available in various city-owned and private lots. A limited amount of on-street parking is available throughout downtown. On-street parking meters north of Kennedy Blvd. are free on weekends.


Poe Parking Garage: Corner of Ashley Drive & Cass Street
(Closest to Curtis Hixon Park)
Madison Lot: Corner of Florida Ave & Twiggs Street
Kennedy Lot: Corner of Kennedy Blvd & Marion Street
Park Tower Garage: Corner of Kennedy Blvd & Tampa Street

Click here for a list of city-owned lots

More downtown Tampa parking information


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Bike racks will be available in front of Curtis Hixon Park, along Ashley drive. Please note: bikes are not permitted inside the gates. Tampa Bike Valet will be on hand to provide free and secure bike parking as well so you can drop off your bike, enjoy the festival, pick it back up, and then ride it home.


HART Buses travel throughout Tampa and even offer express service to downtown from USF and across Tampa Bay.
Find a route and plan your bus ride to GMF! Click here for an interactive Google Map.


Local Routes

Downtown Routes



Worried about parking in downtown? Park in Ybor City or Channelside and hop on the streetcar. A one-day unlimited ride card is just $5 and includes city buses. The streetcar begins Saturday service at 11 a.m and runs until 1.30am, service begins Sunday at noon and runs until 8pm. Get off at the Whiting Street Station and you’ll be just Three blocks from Curtis Hixon Park.

Streetcar service map


Taxi rides within Downtown, Harbour Island, Davis Islands, Ybor City and Hyde Park are $3 each for 2 or more people.

Yellow Cab: 813-666-6666
United Cab: 813-777-7777
Green-Ride Courtesy Car: 813-888-5008


Cruise to GMF via the Hillsborough River. Take a water taxi from Rick’s on the River in Riverside Heights or from your condo on Harbour Island.


For more information about moving safely and easily around downtown Tampa, visit the Tampa Downtown Partnership.



Gasparilla Music Festival – GMF 2017 coming March 11 – 12 – Tampa, Florida