5th Street | Downtown Cincinnati
Take Fifth Street exit (on left)
From the north (I-75 and I-74)
I-75 south to the Fifth Street exit, straight ahead to event site.
From the northeast (I-71)
I-71 South to the Reading Rd exit. Keep left for Gilbert Ave. Gilbert becomes Eight St. The event site will be three blocks to your left (South).
From the south (I-75 and I-71)
North across the Ohio River to Cincinnati; Use Fifth Street exit, straight ahead to event site.
From the southeast (I-471)
North across Ohio River to Cincinnati to US 50 West, exit at Third Street. Event is two blocks North
From Columbia Parkway (US 50) westbound
Use Third or Sixth Street exits to access the event. If exiting from Third, the event is two blocks to the right (North). If exiting from Sixth, the event is one block to the left (South).
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 5th Street in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site. Information subject to change.
West and North of event site:
- Fountain Square – 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- Fountain Square South – 416 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- 3CDC Public Parking – 400-434 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- SP+ Parking – 410 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- Ampco System Parking – 418 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- LAZ Parking Garage – 150 E 3rd St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- SP+ Parking – 100 E 3rd St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Eggleston and North of event site:
Self Pay Parking
- Park Place Lot #31 – Park Place Parking
- 500 Eggleston Ave #45202, Cincinnati, OH 45202
- 7th & Culvert Street Lots – ABM Parking
- Park Place Parking – 7th street
- 902 Eggleston Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Attendant monitored Parking
- 301 Eggleston Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (surface lot only)
- 486 Culvert St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Lot 5-E)
Parking at any of these lots will be between $10-$20 based on proximity to the footprint.
The Connector streetcar is a 3.6-mile loop with 18 stations between The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine that easily connects you to dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions like Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. To alleviate parking concerns, we suggest parking north of Oktoberfest and taking the Cincinnati Bell Connector. The closest station stop to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is Stop #1, the Cincinnati Cyclones station at The Banks.
The Cincinnati Streetcar is a 3.6-mile loop with 18 stations between The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine that easily connects you to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and other attractions. Free.
Cincinnati Red Bike
Red Bike is Cincinnati’s shared bike system. There are 57 stations and 442 bikes located throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Metro Bus Service
Metro is Southwest Ohio’s Fixed Route bus service. Regular Metro bus service will be running during Oktoberfest.
Uber & Lyft
Uber and Lyft ridesharing are both available in Cincinnati. Simply download the Uber or Lyft app and request a ride. Please be aware that rates may increase during special events like Oktoberfest.
Fifth Street between Main and Sentinel streets
Sycamore Street between Fourth and Sixth streets
Broadway between Fourth and Sixth (no access to I-71 or I-471)
Sentinel from Eggleston to Fifth Street
Columbia Parkway West must exit at either Third or Sixth Streets for Downtown Access
No parking will be permitted on any of those streets, however access will be provided to parking garages and hotels.
Many parking garages and lots are along 3rd, 4th and 6th streets.