Transportation

 
 

road Closures

 
 
 
 

driving & parking

Planning your trip to the AFRAM? Start here. Learn all you need to know about road closures, driving routes and transit options below. We're expecting large crowds, so we strongly encourage the use of public transit. 


 

Beginning Thursday, August 9, the following roads will be impacted by AFRAM festivities:

  • Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10
    •  Mansion House Drive and East Drive will be closed. Swann Drive, Auchentrolly Terrace, Liberty Road and Greenspring Avenue will remain accessible. Guests can access the Ralph W.E. Jones Jr. Administration Building and Druid Hill Park Pool (closed during AFRAM) via the Sisson Street entrance.
    • Once parking lots within the park are full, entrances at Auchentrolly Terrace and Swann Drive will close.
  • Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12
    • Sisson Street closed at park entrance.
    • Baltimore Zoo attendees must use the Liberty Heights and Greenspring Avenue entrances.
    • Once parking lots within the park are full, entrances at Auchentrolly Terrace and Swann Drive will close.

DRIVING

  • From I-83 North and South take Exit 7 (West) to Druid Park Lake Drive – follow Event Signage to AFRAM Festival Parking to enter at either Swann Drive Entrance or Gwynns Falls Parkway Entrance.
  • From I-95 South – Take I-695 West to I-83 South. Take Exit 7 (West) to Druid Park Lake Drive – follow Event Signage to AFRAM Festival Parking to enter at either Swann Drive Entrance or Gwynns Falls Parkway Entrance.
  • From I-95 North – Take I-395 North (Exit 53), turn right onto Pratt Street, then turn left onto President Street. Continue straight on I-83 North. Take Exit 7 (West) To Druid Park Lake Drive - to enter at either Swann Drive Entrance or Gwynns Falls Parkway Entrance.
  • From I-70 – Take I-695 North to I-83 South. Take Exit 7 (West) To Druid Park Lake Drive –Follow Event Signage to AFRAM Festival Parking to enter at either Swann Drive Entrance or Gwynns Falls Parkway Entrance.
  • From Downtown Baltimore – Take Pratt Street, then turn left onto President Street. Continue straight on I-83 North. Take Exit 7 (West) To Druid Park Lake Drive - to enter at either Swann Drive Entrance or Gwynns Falls Parkway Entrance.
  • For Accessible Parking (must have hang-tag) Use above information up until Exit 7. Take Exit 7 (East) to Sisson Street. – Follow Event Signage to AFRAM Festival Parking Signage to enter Sisson Street Entrance.

PARKING

FREE Parking will be available at the following parking lots: 

Mondawin Mall

Taylors Grove

Wyman Park

Mansion House Lawn

Chinese Grove  


Transit

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.

For more information about public transportation, connect to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) at 410-539-5000 or visit their website.


rideshare

Catching rideshare to the AFRAM Festival?
Stay tuned for codes coming soon. Lyft drop off location: 3001 East Drive, entering into the park from the Sisson Street Entrance of Druid Hill Park. 


Public Parking within the Park
Parking will take place along the following park roads while space is available as well as on park lawn. Parking attendants will be there to guide traffic and cars. Parking is first come, first serve.

  • Swann Drive
  • Beechwood Drive
  • Taylors Grove
  • Mansion House Lawn