Travel by Light Rail or Bus
Plan your bus trip!
Wondering which bus to take? Use the handy King County Metro’s Trip Planner or Google Maps.
Travel by Link Light Rail
With the U District Link Light Rail Station centrally located in the neighborhood, getting to the U District has never been easier. Hop a light rail train and exit into the heart of the Street Fair on Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 43rd! Find the Welcome Tent one block over on University Way NE and NE 43rd!
Travel by Car
The U District Street Fair closes several thoroughfares in the U District and regularly attracts over 50,000 people during the weekend. There are several pay-to-park lots within a three block radius of Street Fair. However, bear in mind that these lots fill up by mid-day. Street parking is also available but highly limited. Whenever possible, we recommend taking public transit, riding your bike, or walking to Street Fair. One strategy is to park at the Northgate park and ride and take the link light rail to the U District Station. View WSDOT Traffic, Alerts, and Closures here.
Traffic Advisory: SR 520 I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project has planned lane and exit closures along Northbound I-5 with detours along 520 and the Montlake Blvd exit during the weekend of the U District Street Fair. Additionally, the I-5 Express lanes will be closed from 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 through 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21. If you’ve never tried the light rail, consider hopping aboard this weekend and arrive refreshed for a day of fun!
Travel by Bike or Foot
Take the Burke Gilman Trail
Get in a few extra steps and take the Burke Gilman Trail! The Burke-Gilman Trail is a popular recreational trail for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters and commuters. Take the road exit at University Way NE and travel north to NE 41st for the south entrance to Street Fair!
Beside the Burke Gilman, here are a few resources to help plan your trip, Google Map Biking Directions, DOT’s Online Biking Guide Map, or download the Seattle Biking Map.
What resources are available for people who have mobility access needs?
Street Fair is open to people of all abilities and one of the benefits of being in the street is the ease of access to all of our great vendors. If you need to rent a wheelchair, scooter, or walker during the event, please contact Wheels for Feet.