Directions and Parking  




Our summer performances are held at (or near) the historic West Park Band Shell in Ann Arbor, MI. Here is a handy map of the area.  Also particularly helpful is this map of street parking, parking lots, and parking structures around downtown Ann Arbor, put together by Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority.  When you click on a parking lot, the map will automatically tell you how many spaces remain there.  Pretty cool.


Here are more detailed descriptions of ways to get to us:


OPTION 1: Feeling Lucky? Street Parking Near the Band Shell


Arborview Neighborhood: From the western edge of the park on Seventh Street, turn right onto Willow or Bath Streets and begin looking for street parking. Turn right again onto Maple Ridge Rd. Then, turn Left onto Arborview, Left again on Arbana, and Left yet again on Mark Hannah Place.


Water Hill Neighborhood: From the western edge of the park on Seventh Street, head North to Miller Rd. Turn Right on Miller and make an immediate Left onto Brooks Street. From there, turn right on Hiscock or Summit, and look for street parking.


OPTION 2: Park in a Nearby Parking Lot


The closest parking lots to the West Park band shell are below.  It's an easy walk to the band shell from any of them.

A: The West Park lot at 215 Chapin St.
B: The parking garage on the corner of Ashley and Ann Streets. 
C: The surface lot at 415 W. Washington St.
D: The surface lot on the corner of Huron and First Streets


OPTION 3: Take a 4-minute Bus Ride 


Don’t shun our busses! This is a great option for folks who do not want to deal with downtown parking woes, especially during Art Fair!


Ann Arbor's City busses, operated by TheRide, offer three routes that bring you within footsteps of the West Park band shell.  All of these routes are expected to operate as normal during the Art Fairs of 2016.  Here they are:


  • Route 32 brings you to the corner of Miller Ave. and Seventh Street, just a few steps away from the band shell.  Park at the Miller Ave. Park and Ride on the west side of town (it's on Miller Ave., just at the entrance ramp to Route 14), hop on the bus and ride down Miller to the Seventh Street stop.  Walk a few steps down Seventh Street, and the park will be on your left.


Here's a schedule and route map of Route 32.


  • Routes 30 and 31 bring you to the corner of Huron St. and Seventh St., half a block from the band shell.  Park at the Meijer store on Zeeb Road or Westgate shopping center at the corner of Jackson and Maple Roads.  Take the bus toward downtown Ann Arbor (East), and hop off at  the corner of Huron and Seventh Streets.  Just walk north on Seventh, and the park will be on your right-hand side in half a block.


Here's a schedule and route map of Route 30

Here's a schedule and route map of Route 31



Also, The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has partnered with Ann Arbor Taxi to provide a low-cost Night Ride Cab ride back to your car. Just call (734) 528-5432 to request a trip to West Park or back.



OPTION 4: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Walk from Downtown!
(a 10-minute walk)


This is a great option for folks who are coming from downtown and want to take in a Penny Seats show as their evening activity.


West Park is only three blocks away from Main Street in Ann Arbor. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the corner of Main and Huron Streets to the band shell. Just walk West on Huron Street, and turn Right onto Chapin Street. The entrance to West Park will be on your left. Walk through the park to the band shell on its west side. 


Tired feet? Call Ann Arbor Taxi at (734) 528-5432 or Blue Cab at (734) 547-2222 for a lift back to your car.