Traffic Modifications for AFRAM

Traffic Modifications for AFRAM

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and parking restrictions this weekend for AFRAM.  The event will be held in Druid Hill Park on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18, 2023.  

Road Closure during AFRAM

In preparation for the event, the following roadways will be closed to through traffic starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023 and will remain closed until approximately 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2023 with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • Wyman Park Drive at Sisson Street (local access will be maintained to the Boy Scouts of America and Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy)
  • Swann Drive at Druid Park Lake Drive 
  • Beechwood Drive at Gwynns Falls Parkway (local access will be maintained to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore) 

For information about AFRAM including event parking, ADA accommodations, transit, shuttle service and scooters, please visit the AFRAM website.

Event Parking:

List of Parking during AFRAM

Parking will be permitted in the following areas while space is available.  Parking attendants will be onsite to direct vehicles, and parking is on a first come, first served basis:

ADA parking will be available on the East Drive parking lot accessible from the Sisson Street entrance to Druid Hill Park.

Shuttle Service:

Thanks to the generous support of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA) and the Charm City Circulator (CCC), AFRAM now has two new shuttle routes to transport attendees to the festival.  

Map of the MTA Shuttle during AFRAM 2023

The MDOT MTA Route will operate on a loop starting at Mondawmin Mall and will make the following stops:

  • Liberty Heights (MTA Stop ID 6393)
  • Swann Drive (near Beechwood Drive)
  • CCC Purple Route at 27th Street

Map of the Charm City Circulator during AFRAM 2023

The CCC Purple Route will be extended to include the following stops:

  • Wyman Park Drive (overflow pickup at the Steiff Silver Building)
  • East Drive (AFRAM stop before the Dr. Ralph W. E. Jones, Jr. Administration Building)
  • Wyman Park Drive (return - overflow pickup at the Steiff Silver Building)

Transit:
The Mondawmin MetroLink parking lot is closed due to construction.  We strongly encourage attendees to use transit or rideshare to Mondawmin and take the free shuttles directly to the park. 

The closest MDOT MTA Bus Lines to the Mondawmin Station are LocalLinks 22, 26, 29, 79, 82, 85, 91, and CityLinks Navy, Yellow and Lime.  Patrons can take the Light RailLink to the Cultural Center Station on Howard Street, then transfer to the CityLink Lime, or Yellow, Line Bus on North Eutaw Street.

For more information about public transportation, connect with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) at 410-539-5000 or visit their website.

Rideshare:
Lyft/Uber drop off location: 3001 East Drive, entering into the park from the Sisson Street entrance of Druid Hill Park. 

Scooters:
Renting a scooter is a great way to get to Druid Hill Park, but scooters will not be allowed within the festival grounds.  Scotter parking will be available in Druid Hill Park at the tennis courts.

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