The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Driving and Parking


The Tidal Basin is accessible by the following routes:

  • Interstate 395 from the South
  • Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway from the North
  • Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 from the West
  • U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East

Handicapped parking is designated along West Basin Drive at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Additional handicapped parking is available along southbound Ohio Drive on the Washington Boundary Channel side of Hains Point, north of the intersection with Buckeye Drive.

During the festival, Ohio Drive will be one way going northbound between Inlet Bridge and 23rd St.

Shuttle Information

DC Circulator is operating a special shuttle between Hains Point and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial from March 28 to April 12. The shuttle service is $1 per person and runs daily from 10am to 7pm. Click here to view all of the stops on the map.