Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds
Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds

Directions and Parking

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is located at Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

DIRECTIONS

BY CAR

From Points South:

Take I-495 (Capital Beltway) to I-270 North towards Frederick.

To access free shuttle service from Lakeforest Mall:
Take Exit 11 East – Montgomery Village Avenue. At fourth traffic light intersection turn  right on to Lost Knife Road. Transit Center parking lot will be on your right at the corner of Lost Knife and Oden’hal Roads.

To access Activity Center Satellite parking:
Take Exit 9A (East) to I-370 towards Metro. Follow the signs to the Gaithersburg Town Center Exit (Route 355 North). At third traffic light, turn left onto Education Boulevard. Proceed to third driveway around the circle to park in the Activity Center parking lot.

From Points North:

Take I-15 South or I-70 West in Frederick, onto I-270 South towards Rockville and Gaithersburg.

To access free shuttle service from Lakeforest Mall:
Take Exit 11 and turn left onto Montgomery Village Avenue. At fifth traffic light turn right on to Lost Knife Road. Transit Center parking lot will be on your right at the corner of Lost Knife and Oden’hal Roads.

To access Activity Center Satellite parking:
Take Exit 11 East and turn left onto Montgomery Village Avenue. Turn right on to Route 355 South (also known as Frederick Avenue). At fifth traffic light, turn right onto Education Boulevard. Proceed to third driveway around the circle to park in the Activity Center parking lot.

BY METRO RAIL

Take the Red Line to Shady Grove Station. Hop on the free Gaithersburg Book Festival Shuttle* (exit left off first escalator, take second escalator up to street level, continue straight ahead on sidewalk, past last bus shelter, to area near bike racks), or take the Ride-On bus #55/Germantown Transit Center or #57/Lakeforest**.

*Shuttle will run every 30 minutes beginning at 9:15 am. The last shuttle will leave the Festival area at 6:30 p.m.

**Exit either Ride-On bus at intersection of Rt. 355 North and Summit Avenue (at St. Martins Church). Walk up Summit Avenue to festival entrance on right. Shuttle will run every 30 minutes beginning at 9:15 am.

BY TAXI or METRO ACCESS:

Recommended address for drop off and pick up is 21 S. Summit Avenue.

PARKING

Free Parking and Accessible Shuttle Service at Lakeforest Mall Transit Center, located at the Bus Transit Center at the corner of  Lost Knife Road and Odendhal Avenue

Getting to the festival is easy when you ride the free shuttle from Lakeforest Mall. The Center is just minutes off of I-270 at Exit 11 East.  Accessible shuttles leave from the Transit Center Parking Lot near Sears, and Shady Grove Metro Station beginning at 9:15 a.m. The last shuttles will leave the Festival area at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free.

Limited Free Parking Near the Festival

There is limited free parking at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Fredrick Avenue next to Gaithersburg High School. It is less than a 1/4 mile walk to the festival area.

ACCESSIBILITY

Parking: The festival grounds are wheelchair accessible, and accessible parking will be available just off of Wells Avenue in the Wells Robertson House parking lot, adjacent to the MARC train parking lot in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. An official sticker or tag will be required in order to park in this lot.

Shuttle: An accessible shuttle will be available from Lakeforest Mall and Shady Grove Metro Station.

Metro Access/Taxi: Recommended address for drop off and pick up is 21 S. Summit Avenue.

Sponsors & Partners!

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Duration: 6 hours:
Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
20877
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