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Special Event Parking
Special Event Parking Information
A Special Event pay-on-entry fee is charged when high volumes of vehicles are expected to exit at the same time. The fee rate is listed on each event posted in the Special Event Calendar above. Uniformed employees will collect payment from each vehicle as it enters the garage. Cash, parking voucher (coupon), Visa or MasterCard are accepted. The ticket will be valid until 7:00 am the following day. If you park beyond the 7:00 am time, you will be required to make a payment for the additional hours parked, at the hourly rate, when exiting.
**UW Kohl Center Events may remove on-street metered parking, up-to 7 hours prior to the event, on Dayton and Frances streets .
Impacted facilities are dependent on the location of the event and are listed with each special event posting.
If you plan to park at the Overture Center or State Street Capitol Garage, please plan to arrive at least one hour prior to event start times, as these two facilities often fill during large events. If arriving less than one hour prior to the event, please plan to park at one of the alternative garages (Capitol Square North or Wilson Street Garage) to avoid congestion and delays.
Many alternate parking locations offer hourly rates with no pay-on-entry fee, less congestion at entry and exit, and short walks to many of the event locations, downtown businesses, dining and shops.
- Current Parking Availability for City-owned garages
- Garages and Lots - Locations and Google Map
- Suggested Route Map - Printable version (pictured below)
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