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Arts, Beats & Eats Parking Information - 2016

If you are going to Royal Oak for Arts, Beats and Eats, you'll have to pay $15 to park in the downtown lots. There are shuttles running from Royal Oak High School. Parking is $10, but riding the shuttle is free. The shuttles will drop people off at Second St. and Washington.


Downtown Royal Oak is going to be crowded this Labor Day weekend- to ensure you don't need to worry about finding a spot, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats has worked out an all inclusive parking plan that features real time communication to our festival visitors.

Be sure to park at official Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats parking lots. It really matters where you park. Revenue from the official lots pays for police, fire, and other public services at the festival and supports improvements in Royal Oak parks. In addition to the official Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats logo, parking signs at the official lots will contain the "Park for Parks" icon.

All Royal Oak Parking Meters will not be available due to traffic concerns and to have customers avoid circling the downtown looking for parking at meters.

(Lots will begin charging at 1:30pm on Friday and structures begin charging at 5:00pm on Friday)

Parking at all Downtown Lots and Structures will be $15

1. Downtown Structure #1
Located at Lafayette & 5th St
516 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, MI 48067

2. Downtown Structure #2
Located on Lafayette, North of 4th Street
320 Lafayette Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067

3. Downtown Structure #3
Center & Third St.
260 Center Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067

4. Oakland Community College Parking Structure
Lincoln & Washington
739 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

5. Farmer's Market
(Please note: parking at the Farmers Market will be free TO MARKET CUSTOMERS ONLY as normal until 1pm on Friday and Saturday)
Located at the intersection of 11 Mile & Troy St. East of Main.
316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

6. Williams St
Located off of 11 Mile, East of Main

7. Fresard Lot
Main St. & University Ave. N. of 11 Mile Rd
400 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067-1813

8. Center St. Lot
Located at Center & 2nd St, West of Main Street

9. Eleven Mile Lot
11 Mile & Center, West of Main Street

10. 3rd & Williams Lot
3rd & Williams-E. of Main St.

11. East Lincoln & Troy Lots
3 parking lots located at 211 and 220 E. Lincoln

Parking at all Near Downtown Lots and Structures will be $15

1. Vacant/Grass Lot
Located at Main St. & 696 Service Drive

2. Royal Oak Middle School Lot
Washington North of 11 Mile & Willis
709 North Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067-1735

Parking at Shuttle Lot is $10. Riding the shuttle is FREE. The shuttle will run Saturday - Sunday from 10:30am - 12:30am and Monday from 10:30am - 10:30pm, dropping off at 2nd & Washington by the Post Office in Downtown.

1. Royal Oak High School
Located off of Crooks, North of 13 Mile
1500 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073-2400

Location/Bicycle Capacity
South: Washington St. Just south of Lincoln (southbound lane):800
North: Washington Near Second Avenue (southbound lane):1000

Corral Hours:

Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Click here for suggested bike routes!

SMART is the green way to the annual Arts, Beats and Eats festival this year in downtown Royal Oak! Riding SMART to the festival helps the environment, saves you money and helps avoid the hassle of parking and traffic congestion. Several routes will take you directly to the festival. Not sure which route works for you? There are two ways to find your ride SMART. Call SMART Customer Information at 866.962.5515 to talk with a representative. Or, visit and check out the Google Transit Trip Planning feature.

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