Tips for getting around Downtown this weekend

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As Downtown Orlando continues to be the place for Central Florida to gather and create unique experiences, the City is committed to helping visitors and residents easily get to the area, find parking, enjoy the atmosphere and travel home safety.  

Visitors should be mindful that road closures in the Downtown area change periodically based on event needs, construction of the Ultimate I-4 and 408 as well as other development in the area.  

This Saturday, October 21, 2017, in addition to Downtown’s regular active and vibrant scene, several large-scale events are planned and additional road closures will be implemented. 

Event attendees are encouraged to plan their routes and parking ahead of time and to give themselves enough time to anticipate any unforeseen delays.    

Detour signs will be clearly posted before and along detour routes.  A detailed map of road closures and recommended routes can be found at www.cityoforlando.net/notice. 

 

LARGE SCALE EVENTS ON THIS DAY INCLUDE: 

·         Buddy Walk (Lake Eola Park) 

·         On Your Feet! (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)  

·         Star 94.5 Block Party (Lake Eola Park)  

·         Immerse (Various locations around Downtown Orlando) 

·         SOUL2SOUL (Amway Center)  

·         Swingin‘ With The Big Band (Bob Carr Theater)  

         

RECOMMENDED ROUTES TO DOWNTOWN: 

The city recommends the following routes if traveling Downtown via highway: 

Driving Directions from Interstate 4 

Coming from the West on I-4: 

Exit at Amelia Street (83A), take a right onto Amelia Street, then take a right onto Orange Avenue.  Multiple city garages can be accessed on both the west and east side from Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction. 

Coming from the East on I-4: 

Exit at Colonial (84), take a left onto Colonial, then a right onto Orange Avenue.  Multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction. 

Alternatively, after exiting at Colonial (84), proceed straight onto to Hughey Avenue.  Multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Hughey Avenue heading in this southbound direction. Please note that Hughey Avenue is closed between Church Street and South Street for the next 18 months.   

Driving Directions from the 408 

Coming from the East on 408: 

Take the Rosalind Avenue exit (11A), turn left onto South Street, then right onto Rosalind Avenue.  Multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction. 

Coming from West on 408: 

Take the Orange Avenue exit, (11B), turn left onto Mills Avenue, then left onto South Street, then right on Rosalind Avenue. Multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction. 

 

PARKING: 

Parking Resources: 

Parking at City garages can be purchased in advance, ensuring a reserved parking space and allowing travelers to plan their specific route. 

Purchase City of Orlando pre-event parking 

Purchase pre-event parking at Geico Garage 

parkIN’ app 

ParkMe 

Parkmobile 

Waze 

 

Recommended Parking Locations for Each Event: 

 Buddy Walk, Lake Eola Park  

Event begins at 8:30 a.m. 

 Suggested parking: 

·         Jefferson Garage, 62 W Jefferson Street, Orlando, FL 32801  

·         Washington St. Garage, 50 W Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801 

·         Central Boulevard, 53 West Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801 

·         Capital Plaza Parking Garage, 302 E Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801 

 

On Your Feet!, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 

Event begins at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Suggested parking: 

·         City Commons Garage, 460 Boone Avenue 

·         Orange County Administration Garage, 300 Liberty Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 

Star 94.5 Block Party, Lake Eola Park  

Gates open at 4:00 p.m.  

Suggested Parking: 

·         Library Garage, 112 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801 

·         Jefferson Garage, 62 W Jefferson St, Orlando, FL 32801 

·         Courthouse Garage, 46 East Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801 

Immerse, various locations around Downtown Orlando 

Event begins at 5:00 p.m.  

Suggested parking: 

·         SunTrust Center Garage, 25 West South Street  

·         Garland Avenue Lot, 109 West Pine Street  

·         Central Boulevard, 53 West Central Boulevard  

·         Wells Fargo Garage, 20 North Orange Avenue  

SOUL2SOUL, Amway Center 

Event begins at 7:30 p.m 

Suggested parking: 

·         Geico Garage, 400 South Street  

Swingin‘ With The Big Band, Bob Carr Theater 

Event begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Suggested parking: 

·         Centroplex II, 355 Alexander Place 

 

ROAD CLOSURES: 

Detour signs will be clearly posted before and along detour routes.  A detailed map of road closures and recommended routes can be found at www.cityoforlando.net/notice.  

Unless noted otherwise, all closures begin and end on October 21, 2017. 

 ·         HugheyAvenue from Church Street to South Street 

o    Closed for Construction 

·         Central Boulevard from Parramore Avenue to Division Avenue 

o    Closed for Construction  

·         Orange Avenue between Washington Street and Jackson Street 

o    Closure begins at 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 

·         Pine Street between Garland Avenue and Court Avenue 

o    Closure begins at 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 

·         Church Street from Garland Avenue to Court Avenue  

o    Closure begins at 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 

·         Central Boulevard from Eola Drive to Rosalind Avenue 

o    Closure beings at 6:00 a.m. until noon 

·         Eola Drive from Washington Street to Central Boulevard 

o    Closure beings at 6:00 a.m. until noon 

·         Magnolia Avenue from South Street to Anderson Street  

o    Closures begins at noon until 11:00 p.m.  

·         Robinson Street from Summerlin Avenue to Rosalind Avenue  

o    Closure begins at noon until midnight  

·         Eola Drive from Washington Street to Robinson Street 

o    Closure begins at noon until midnight  

·         Church Street from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue 

o    Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight 

·         Church Street from Hughey Avenue to Garland Avenue  

o    Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight 

·         Hughey Avenue from Central Boulevard to Church Street 

o    Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight 

·         Pine Street closed from Hughey Avenue to Garand Avenue 

o    Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight 

 

 

For more information and updates, please visit CityofOrlando.net/notice.  

 

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