Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940


Limited free street parking will be available around the Fairgrounds. Please make sure you check for posted street signs and obey all traffic and parking regulations.

A paid lot is available at Monterey Peninsula College located at:
980 Fremont St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Parking prices for the Monterey Peninsula College lot are as follows:

$30 2-Day advanced purchase price per car. Purchase your parking pass as an add on when you purchase your tickets.

Price includes a shuttle ride for your party to and from the Main Entrance of the festival. Shuttles operate from 11:00 AM through 11:30 PM each day of the festival.

Shuttle from San Francisco and San Jose

There will be shuttles running from San Francisco (Dolores Park) and San Jose (City Hall) directly to the venue. Buses will be running to and from each location BOTH DAYS for pick up/drop off right in front of the venue!

Passes are available to purchase at CID Entertainment HERE.

Bike Valet

First City Festival offers free bike valet.  Ride over on your bike and park it securely with our bike valet team!


Regional (1.6 miles from festival site):  Monterey Peninsula Airport
International (73 miles from festival site):  Mineta San Jose International Airport
International (105 miles from festival site):  San Francisco International Airport


Amtrak – The closest Amtrak rail station is in Salinas (17 miles from festival site) with Amtrak bus service to Monterey.

Bus Service

Monterey-Salinas Transit – Transportation from Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad and the County of Monterey.  Connections to San Jose, Santa Cruz, Big Sur.

Greyhound – The closest Greyhound station is in Salinas (17 Miles from festival site).  Connect to Monterey-Salinas Transit to go to Monterey.