Saratoga Chowderfest Parking, Restrictions, and Shuttle Routes
Afraid to brave the crowds at Saratoga Chowderfest? Don't worry! Whether you're planning on parking in Downtown Saratoga or interested in an alternative option, our guide to navigating Chowderfest has you covered!
Where to Park
Parking in Downtown Saratoga can be an issue at Chowderfest because of how popular the event has become. If you don't want to park far away from the festivities, then you should arrive early and carpool to save time and effort.
If you are willing to drive through Downtown Saratoga to find a parking spot, here are your best options:
Woodlawn Avenue Garage - Located on Woodlawn Avenue between Division Street and Church Street is a free, four-level parking garage.
Putnam Street Garage - The Putnam Street Garage is located at the southern end of Putnam Street. The upper deck is open for free, all day parking, and the lower deck is restricted to two-hour parking.
Walton Street Garage - A free public parking garage is located at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Walton Street, just west of Broadway.
High Rock Avenue - Close to the Hampton Inn on High Rock Avenue is a large parking area that is free and open to the public.
Street Parking - Parking is available along most of Broadway and on side streets. However, be aware of any two-hour parking signs and Chowderfest parking restrictions, as seen below.
For Saratoga Chowderfest, the following streets will be closed from 11:00am-4:00pm:
- Maple Avenue from Lake Avenue to Phila Street
- Top of Caroline Street from Broadway to Putnam Street
- Bottom of Caroline Street from Putnam to Henry Street
- Bottom Half of Phila Street from Putnam to Henry Street
- Henry Street from Caroline to Lake Avenue
- Ellsworth Jones Place next to the Saratoga Springs City Center
Park & Ride Shuttles
Need help traveling around downtown during Saratoga Chowderfest? Upstate Transit Shuttles will operate free Park & Ride Shuttles from 10:00am-6:00pm on February 4th!
Wilton Mall - Park at Wilton Mall near Dick's Sporting Goods, and then the shuttle will take you to the corner of High Rock Avenue and Lake Avenue by the Hampton Inn.
Saratoga Casino Hotel - This shuttle will pick you up at the Saratoga Casino Hotel on Crescent Avenue near the entrance of the CDTA/MegaBus parking area. Then, the shuttle will take you to Congress Park.