The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging drivers to avoid parking and driving through the Bayfront Parkway area during the Tall Ships Erie Festival.

Congestion and traffic delays are expected along the Bayfront Parkway from Sassafras St. Ext. to Holland St. during day from August 22 to 25.

There will be no general public parking available on Sassafras St. Ext., State St. or Holland St. north of the Bayfront Parkway, including the Bayfront Convention Center lot.

Anyone heading to the festival is encouraged to park in the city between 3rd Street and 12th Street and use the provided shuttle service, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Shuttle information and map

Shuttles are free to the public; no festival pass is required to ride.

Shuttle stops will be indicated by a sign on the sidewalk.