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Directions & Parking

Guests are invited to park early before Festival Gates open: 2 p.m. October 23 and noon, October 24

ENTRANCE AND GENERAL PARKING LOT

GENERAL PARKING IS FREE!

IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO THE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL OR TO A CONCERT AT CRICKET WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER, THIS IS THE SAME ENTRANCE!

Once inside, follow the instructions of the parking attendant.

FROM THE NORTH:

  • K-7 South – Turn left at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.
  • I-435 South – Take Exit 12 (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Turn right onto K-7, then turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.
  • I-635 South – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Turn right onto K-7, then turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • K-7 North - Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.
  • I-435 North – Take Exit 12B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Turn right onto K-7, then turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.
  • I-635 North – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Turn right onto K-7, then turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.

FROM THE WEST:

  • State Avenue East – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 East – Take Exit 224 (K-7 North). Turn left onto K-7. Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.

FROM THE EAST:

  • State Avenue West – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 West – Pass I-435 exit. Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Turn right onto K-7, then turn right at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right.

PREMIUM ENTRANCE AND PARKING LOT

Premium Parking Passes are $10 per vehicle and only available for sale online. Each pass entitles you to special entrance to the festival site and close-up parking.

WHATEVER DIRECTION YOU COME FROM, PLACE THE PARKING PASS ON YOUR DASHBOARD (COLOR SIDE UP) WHERE IT IS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO THE PARKING ATTENDANT

FROM THE NORTH:

  • K-7 South – This is the only entrance that can’t gain access to the Premium Entrance on Riverview Road since K-7 is divided in front of Riverview Road. Consider entering from one of the other ways listed to avoid large lines of vehicles. If not, turn left at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right. Point out Parking Pass to parking attendant. Go straight ahead to 126th Street. Turn right onto 126th Street. Turn right at second driveway. Premium Parking Lot on your left. On your right when the left lot is full.
  • I-435 South – Take Exit 12 (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.
  • I-635 South – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • K-7 North - Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.
  • I-435 North – Take Exit 12B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.
  • I-635 North – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE WEST:

  • State Avenue East – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 East – Take Exit 224 (K-7 North). Turn left onto K-7. Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE EAST:

  • State Avenue West – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 West – Pass I-435 exit. Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Show Parking Pass to official. Then head north on 126th Street.

DISABLED ENTRANCE AND PARKING LOT

Disabled Parking is available. Vehicles must have a government-issued license plate or displayed disabled parking tag. Free shuttles are available in disabled lots to transport guests with disabilities to and from the entrance gate. Be sure and wear the wristband you will be given upon entrance into one of the disabled lots.

FROM THE NORTH:

  • K-7 South – This is the only entrance that can’t gain access to Riverview Road since K-7 is divided in front of Riverview Road. Consider entering from one of the other ways listed to avoid large lines of vehicles. If not, turn left at stoplight at 130th Street (QuikTrip). Enter Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Entrance on the right. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Go straight ahead to 126th Street. Turn right onto 126th Street. Turn right at first driveway. Disabled Parking Lot on your right.
  • I-435 South – Take Exit 12 (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street.
  • I-635 South – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • K-7 North - Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street.
  • I-435 North – Take Exit 12B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head
  • I-635 South – Take Exit 4B (I-70 West). Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE WEST:

  • State Avenue East – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 East – Take Exit 224 (K-7 North). Turn left onto K-7. Pass over I-70 & pass stoplight. Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street.

FROM THE EAST:

  • State Avenue West – Avoid! Use other directions on this page.
  • I-70 West – Pass I-435 exit. Take Exit 224B (K-7 North). Take immediate right at Riverview Ave. Take left at 126th Street. Point out Disabled hanger or license plate to parking attendant. Then head north on 126th Street

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