AFRAM Accessibility 

In an effort to provide a positive experience for all, the AFRAM Baltimore Festival is a fully accessible event and the following information is designed for everyone to get the full experience. Please direct any specific questions to afram@baltimorecity.gov 


MDOT Mta

The Mondawmin MetroLink Subway Station is within walking distance to the Festival, and is open until midnight, seven days a week. The closest MDOT MTA Bus Lines to the Mondawmin Station are LocalLinks 22, 26, 29, 79, 82, 85, 91, and CityLinks Navy, Yellow and Lime. If connecting by light rail is more convenient, Light RailLink trains operate 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th and 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12th. Take the Light RailLink to Cultural Center Station on Howard Street, then transfer to the CityLink Lime, or Yellow, Line Bus on North Eutaw Street.

From Washington D.C. can use public transportation to get to the AFRAM Festival by taking the MARC Train weekend service to Penn Station. Exit Penn Station onto St. Paul Street, walk two blocks south to bus stop, at Preston Street to board the CityLink Yellow or Lime Line. Check the website www.mta.maryland.gov/marc-train for complete schedule listings. Use your CharmCard®, MDOT MTA Monthly Pass, Weekly Pass or purchase an MDOT

MTA Day Pass or round-trip ticket at the start of your trip to the AFRAM. MDOT MTA services are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For more information on MDOT MTA Local Bus, Metro Subway, Light Rail, MARC Train or Mobility/ Paratransit service, call 410-539-5000,1-866-RIDE-MTA (toll free), 410-539-3497 (TTY) or visit www.mta.maryland.gov.

MTA Mobility

Pickup and drop off location: 3001 East Drive

Lyft and Uber

Pickup and drop off location: 3001 East Drive

Driving and Parking

Parking is available in the park at limited locations (first come first serve). Street parking is available in surrounding neighborhoods.

To park in an ADA parking space, vehicle must have valid government issued disability placard/plate clearly presented in vehicle.

Bike Parking

Free parking is available at bike racks located near the Baltimore City Department Recreation and Parks Administration Building located at 3001 East Drive. AFRAM Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Wheelchair Accessibilty

The venue will be on a grassy field with minimum paths navigable for people in wheelchairs.

ADA Seating

The venue will designate spaces on the festival site available for persons with disabilities.

Accessible eating areas

Picnic tables will be located throughout the festival site.

ATM Information

ATMs are located on Red Road above the Bowl Area.

Accessible portable toilets

  • Safety City
  • Basketball Courts
  • Above the Food Village

Service Animals

Service Animals are allowed at the event. Service animals must be under the control of their owner, on a leash, and alongside of its owner at all times. Disruptive or dangerous animals and their owners will be asked to leave the site.

Other Items

• First Aid/Medical Assistance will be located in the City Services Command Center (left of the stage on the soccer field.)

• Medics are roaming throughout the festival site to assist with issues. All emergency situations should be directed to 911.

• The festival does not provide wheelchair rentals. There is not an area to store medications.

• Please note: The festival site is very crowded and difficult to maneuver. Festival-goers should know how to operate their mobility devices in a safe and courteous manner.