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Parking

We recommend that you use the Red Poppy Shuttle provided on Saturday beginning at 9:00 am until after the Saturday Night Concert. To ensure the safety of our Old Town Residents, parking in the Old Town Neighborhoods will be limited and towing will be enforced when vehicles are left in a No Parking Zone. Designated parking area for Guests with disabilities will be available at the parking lot located at 10th & Main Street. A valid disability parking permit is required.

Shuttle Service Saturday Only

A free shuttle service will be provided to the Red Poppy Festival on Saturday only.  You can park and ride the shuttle from First Baptist Church located at 1333 W. University Avenue. The drop off location will be a block down from the Red Poppy Stage at the corner of Austin Avenue and 9th Street.  The shuttle will run continuously Saturday starting at 9 a.m. until midnight.

Driving Directions to Shuttle from Austin:

Take IH35 north to exit 261.  Turn left onto State Highway 29.  Drive approximately 1 mile.  Turn left into First Baptist Church parking lot at 1333 W. University Avenue.

Driving Directions to Shuttle From Waco/Dallas/Fort Worth:

Take IH35 south to exit 261.  Turn right onto State Highway 29.  Drive approximately 1 mile.  Turn left into First Baptist Church parking lot at 1333 W. University Avenue.

Driving Directions to Red Poppy Festival from Austin:

Take IH35 North to exit 261. Turn right onto Highway 29. Travel east to Rock St., take a left at the traffic light. (Rock St. is a block west of the festival)

Driving Directions to Red Poppy Festival from Waco/Dallas/Fort Worth:

Take IH35 South to exit 261. Turn left onto Highway 29, crossing IH35 bridge. Travel east to Rock St., take a left at the traffic light. (Rock St. is a block west of the festival)

Free Downtown Parking Locations:

Williamson County Parking Garage at Rock Street & 4th Street
Austin Avenue & 5th Street on the West side of Austin Avenue near The Monument Cafe
6th Street & Rock Street
10th Street and Main Street – ACCESSIBLE PARKING ONLY

Street Closures

Austin Avenue closes Friday morning: Starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 28, Austin Avenue will be closed from Sixth to Ninth streets. Traffic will be detoured to Rock Street. (This is to allow the placement of the main festival stage.) Austin Avenue will be closed through Sunday at 11 p.m.

Other streets around the Courthouse Square will close at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 28 to allow for vendor set-up. Streets around the Square will remain closed through Sunday at 11 p.m. An expanded street closure area will be in effect on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) for the Red Poppy Parade. To view or download maps, please click on the links below:

Friday, April 27, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 6 a.m. – Noon

Saturday, April 28, Noon – Sunday, April 29, 11 p.m.

Contact Us/ More Info

For Red Poppy Festival information, contact: The Georgetown CVB, (800) 436-8696 or cvb@georgetown.org For more information about Georgetown, including lodging and dining, please go to: VisitGeorgetown.com.