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There will be no parking available on festival grounds.

Tall Ships® Erie 2022 will take place in downtown Erie at Erie’s Bayfront between the Bayfront Convention Center and the Holland Street Pier. The following directions are to downtown Erie, see below for available parking lots and garages.

  • From I-90 West: Follow I-90 West to PA-290 W/PA-430 West in Harborcreek Township. Take exit 32 from I-90 West. Follow PA-290 West. After driving about 6 miles, take a left on East 12th Street. You can follow this road into downtown Erie to find available city parking.

  • From I-90 East: Follow I-90 East to Erie. Take exit 22B to merge onto I-79 North toward Erie. Continue onto the Bayfront at the end of I-79. Stay in the right lane and take a right onto Lincoln Avenue at the first traffic light.  To your left will be one parking option. Take a left at the traffic light at the end of Lincoln Avenue to turn onto 12th Street. Take 12th Street into downtown Erie to find available city parking. 

  • From I-79: Follow I-79 North toward Erie. After Exit 183A/183B take the Bayfront Parkway Exit – it is the last exit on I-79. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Lincoln Avenue at the first traffic light.  To your left will be one parking option. Take a left at the traffic light at the end of Lincoln Ave. to turn onto 12th Street. Take 12th Street into downtown Erie to find available city parking. 


Parking & Shuttle Routes

Parking & Shuttle Routes

Traffic patterns and parking near festival grounds will be extremely limited for those who do not have a VIP Ticket or Handicapped Parking Pass.  

Portions of Holland Street, State Street and Sassafras Street extension north of the Bayfront Parkway will not be open to general public vehicle traffic. Festival attendees are highly encouraged to park in the city, then take a parking shuttle down to the festival.

  • All shuttle routes run from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Festival Grounds are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Shuttles are free to the public, no festival pass is required to ride

Below is a list of publicly available garages along the shuttle route

Garage B - 24 E. 8th Street
Cash Only | Friday - Sunday

Garage E - 25 E. 10th Street
Cash Only | Friday - Sunday

Lot M-2 - 140 E. 3rd Street
Cash Only | Saturday - Sunday

Garage Q - 712 Peach Street
Credit Card on Friday, Cash Only Saturday - Sunday

Garage D - 130 W. 9th Street

Credit Card Only | Friday - Sunday

Bayfront Park & Ride - North, W 7th St
Friday - Sunday

Lincoln Park & Ride - 1000 Lincoln Ave
Friday - Sunday

Shuttle Map

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

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Handicapped Parking

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking tickets are available for purchase online here

Spots are limited and are strictly limited to vehicles with handicapped parking tags.

Vehicles found in handicapped spots without an appropriate tag will be towed.

Parking passes are only good one 1 entry to the festival and will NOT grant readmittance



There is so much to do in Erie, PA you can't possibly fit all of your plans into one day! From nationally recognized hotels and charming bed and breakfasts, to cozy cottages and rustic campgrounds, Erie County has a variety of choices to make you feel right at home! The region's wide range of unique lodging will provide an affordable place to rest your head and recharge for the next day's itinerary.


Hotels and Motels

Whether you're planning on staying overnight, for the weekend or for an entire week, you'll find a wide range of hotels in Erie County, including all of your favorite national chains. For spectacular waterfront views, stay in one of Bayfront District hotels located along Presque Isle Bay, or stay in close proximity to our busiest shopping district in the Upper Peach Street area. Browse our partner hotels below for more details on pet-friendly hotels, as well as hotel amenities.

Bed and Breakfasts

Find your home away from home in any of the cozy bed and breakfasts found throughout Erie County. The warmth and hospitality found inside The Spencer House Bed and Breakfast or the Victoria Inn offer an inviting welcoming atmosphere complete with delicious breakfasts! Start your day off with a stack of Spencer House’s famous cinnamon chip pancakes or ridiculously fluffy scrambled eggs from the Victoria Inn.


Cabins and Campgrounds

Make your escape into nature at Erie County’s campgrounds! Whether you’re hooking up the RV or looking for tent camping, Erie campgrounds will provide you with places to toast marshmallows and spaces to become one with nature. Pampered campers can select from sites that feature indoor and outdoor pools, cabins and furnished cottages. Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cottages and Camping and Lampe Marina Campground provide a unique camping experience on the shores of Lake Erie. Those who want to “rough it”, can select from campsites that offer no showers, electricity or other creature comforts. For a mix of rough and comfortable camp sites, pitch your tent at Folly’s End CampgroundPresque Isle Passage or Sparrow Pond Campground.


Cottages and Apartment/Vacation Rentals

With Erie County’s cottage and short-term apartment rentals, you can stay and play for as long as you'd like. Many area cottages and rentals come fully furnished with amenities such as full size kitchens, heating and air conditioning, wi-fi and more. Book your stay in a mini cottage or suite with spectacular cliffside views of Lake Erie at Lakeview on the Lake. Take the time to experience everything that the region has to offer and then return to the comforts of a cozy home away from home each night.

Transient Boat Dockage

If you're traveling to the Erie region and would like to bring your boat and enjoy the waters of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie, there are public marinas available where you can temporarily dock your boat for overnight stays.  Public transient boat marinas can be found at Wolverine Park Marina or North East Marina.  There are also several area private boat clubs that offer transient dockage.  

Bayfront Inn

2540 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

Baymont Inn & Suites

8170 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 1650

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

4995 Station Road
Harborcreek, PA 16510

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Bayfront

701 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507


Cobblestone Inn & Suites

814- 663-0001
864 E Columbus Avenue
Corry, PA 16407

Comfort Inn & Suites

8051 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509


Country Inn & Suites

8050 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509


Courtyard by Marriott

7792 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509


Courtyard Erie Bayfront

2 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507


Fairfield Inn by Marriott

2082 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565


Glass House Inn

3202 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506

Green Roof Inn

8790 Route18/Meadville Road
Girard, PA 16417

Hampton Inn & Suites Erie Bayfront

130 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507


Hampton Inn Erie

8050 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

Hawthorn Suites

8061 Peach Street
Erie , PA 16509

Hilton Garden Inn

2225 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509


Holiday Inn Erie

2260 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

8101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509


Holiday Inn Express & Suites - North East

6310 Old Station Road
North East, PA 16428

Home2 Suites by Hilton

8035 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

Homewood Suites by Hilton

2084 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565


Lakeview on the Lake

8696 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511


Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant

3704 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511


Motel 6 Erie

7455 Schultz Road
Erie, PA 16509

Quality Inn & Suites of Presque Isle

6467 Sterrettania Road
Fairview, PA 1641

Red Roof Plus+ and Suites

10 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Riviera Motel

3107 West Lake Road
Erie, PA 16505

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA 16507

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

2087 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16509


Steelhead Inn

3005 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505


SureStay Plus Hotel By Best Western Erie Presque Isle

3041 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505


TownePlace Suites by Marriott


2090 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565


Wingate by Wyndham

8060 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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