Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site. Information subject to change. This site will continue to be updated with new information, links and transportation options as they become available. Directions to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 

Preferred Parking for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is not affiliated with any of preferred parking options, below. We share them as a courtesy to visitors of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

  • 312 Elm Street Garage
    312 Elm St.

  • 580 Garage
    580 Walnut St.

  • 8451 Parking Garage
    100 W. Fifth St

  • All Pro Garage- Race St. Entrance
    321 Race St.

  • All Pro Garage- Vine St. Entrance
    309 Vine St.

  • Crown Plaza Garage
    224 E. Fifth St.

  • First Financial Garage
    430 Main St.

  • Fountain Square Garage
    520 Vine St.

  • Olympic Auto Park - Vine St. Entrance
    309 Vine St.

  • Olympic Auto Park - Walnut St. Entrance
    309 Walnut St.

  • Queen City Square Garage
    340 Sycamore Street

  • Scripps Center Garage
    250 Third Street
Find up-to-the minute availability and rates at

Driving and Parking along the Streetcar Route

Click here for a map and station stops.

Parking Meters
Hours of operation for parking meters are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Pricing is as follows :

  • $1.25 in the southeastern area of Over-the-Rhine
  • $0.75 in the southwestern and northwestern areas of Over-the-Rhine
  • $2.25 on the eastern side of the Central Business District
  • $1.75 in the northwestern area of the Central Business District
  • $2.00 in the southwestern area of the Central Business District

Prices listed may vary during festivals and special events. Specific pricing will be displayed on each parking meter digital screen. Click here for a map.

Meters now have a pre-pay feature. If you park at a meter before enforcement hours begin, you can pay in advance with the paid hours beginning once the meter is in effect. This feature is available city-wide.

Use your cellphone to pay for parking at more than 4,000 Cincinnati on-street parking meters 
Visit to download the free app. The app, PassportParking Mobile Pay, allows you to pay an on-street parking meter without using coins or swiping your credit card. You can make an initial payment to the meter, extend your parking session (until the maximum allowed), view all mobile parking transactions and receive a reminder 10 minutes before your parking session expires. When using this app, the parking meter will not display the time purchased or remaining. Instead, you can view the time remaining directly on your cellphone. In the event you park at a meter that has time left over from a previous occupant, you should use the pay-by-phone application when the leftover time expires.

Overnight Parking
Overnight parking is available at Fountain Square and Fountain Square South (under The Westin Hotel).

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Public Transit