General parking for Festival patrons is free, in the form of street parking on the streets of Mendocino. There are spaces the length of Main Street (where the Tent Concert Hall is situated), on the next two parallel streets (Albion and Ukiah), and on all the cross streets (Heeser, Kasten, Lansing, etc.). The existence of numerous mid-block footpaths makes walks short and pleasant, even when parked 2-3 blocks away from Main Street.
For patrons with physical disabilities, there are four accessible parking spaces on Main Street just east of the Ford House driveway, which is the only vehicle access to the grounds. Patrons using wheelchairs or walkers, or for whom the uneven ground of the headlands could pose a challenge, are welcome to disembark directly to the Festival’s boardwalk, which extends continuously from the foot of the Ford House driveway to the east door of the Tent Concert Hall, and beyond to the accessible rest room. Drive in, drop off at the boardwalk, and then proceed to a parking space.
As always, to avoid inconveniencing others, please take care when parking not to block any driveways, garages or other features. While the Festival is an important part of the community, the community is also a very important part of the Festival, which could not exist without the local community’s participation and support.