Parking, Shuttle, and Detours – Red Poppy Festival

Parking, Shuttle, and Detours

Free Shuttles on Saturday

Free shuttles will run 9 a.m. until after the concert on Saturday, April 23.

Shuttles will run from East View High School, 4490 E. University Avenue MAP and from First Baptist Church, 1333 W. University Ave MAP. Both shuttles will drop off at the corner of Austin Avenue and Ninth St., two blocks from the Red Poppy Stage.

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. MAP (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. MAP (Rock St. is a block west of the festival)

Event Parking:

The Williamson County parking garage at Rock and Fourth streets and the public parking lot on Austin Avenue between Fifth and Fourth streets (next to The Monument Cafe) will be open during the festival. Public parking lots on Martin Luther King Jr. Street at West Eighth and West Sixth streets are also available. There is no charge for parking.

Attendees are asked to be courteous when parking on neighborhood streets and avoid blocking driveways or parking in No Parking Zones. No Parking Zone restrictions will be enforced.  Parking in a No Parking Zone can result in a citation as well as your vehicle being towed.

Handicap parking is available at the parking lot at 10th and Main streets. A valid disability parking permit is required. MAP

The City parking lot at Sixth and Main streets will be closed starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.

Street Closures

Red Poppy Festival street closure information will be available in April 2023.

Contact Us/ More Info

For Red Poppy Festival information, contact: The Georgetown CVB, (800) 436-8696 or For more information about Georgetown, including lodging and dining, please go to:

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