Getting There

BOREALIS takes place at Lake Union Park and the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave., N, Seattle, WA 98109, and throughout the South Lake Union neighborhood,  from Valley St. to John St., between 8th Ave and Boren Ave.

We strongly encourage visitors to BOREALIS to take take public transit, bike, or walk. South Lake Union is a bustling neighborhood and traffic and parking can be difficult.

Directions to BOREALIS at Lake Union Park

 

 

By Public Transit

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Metro Bus

Route 40: Westlake Ave N & Mercer St Stop

RapidRide C: Westlake Ave N & Mercer St Stop

Route 70: Fairview Ave N & Valley St Stop (Northbound), Fairview Ave N & Aloha St Stop (Southbound)

Streetcar

The South Lake Union Streetcar runs every 15 minutes from Westlake Center Park in Downtown Seattle and drops off directly at Lake Union Park. View South Lake Union Streetcar schedule.

By Bike

Protected bike lanes line Westlake Ave N and offer a beautiful ride along Lake Union to Lake Union Park.

On Foot

Consider walking here if you are coming in from a nearby neighborhood or downtown. Or pair up other modes of transportation (bike, car, cab) and walking in to avoid possible traffic and search for parking. Seattle Center has several large lots.

 

By Boat

Daily boat moorage is available on the north and east sides of the park. Contact the Center for Wooden Boats for rates and availability. Lake Union has floats along the shoreline at Westlake Ave. N and Valley St., power boat tie-up is permitted for up to 2 hours.

By Car

From I-5

Take Exit 167 at Mercer St. Take an immediate right onto Fairview Ave. N. Turn left onto Valley St. and then turn right into Lake Union Park.

From Downtown

Follow 4th Ave. N. Take a right at Virginia St. Take a left at Westlake Ave. N and proceed north for about 1 mile. Turn right onto Valley St. and then left into Lake Union Park.

Public Parking

There are multiple parking lots in the neighborhood, some even have FREE PARKING during the festival! The map above has additional information.

 

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS

 

551 Boren Ave. N.
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
The garage entrance is on Republican St, between Terry Ave N and Boren Ave N, on the left side of the alleyway.

500 Boren Ave N. Ste. 100
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
The garage entrance is located on Republican St, between Fairview Ave and Boren Ave N.

333 Boren Ave N.
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
The garage entrance is located on Harrison St.

410 Terry Ave N.
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
The garage entrance is located on Harrison St, between Terry Ave N and Boren Ave N.

2021 7th Ave.
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
There is one garage entrance accessible from both 6th Ave and Lenora St. between 7th Ave and 6th Ave.

2121 7th Ave. 
Friday: 4PM-2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 7AM-2AM
There is one garage entrance/exit on 6th Ave, and one garage exit on Blanchard.

More parking information can be found on the City of Seattle’s Parking Map

 

Accessibility

Accessible parking and drop-off for visitors with special needs is available.

From I-5

Take Exit 167 at Mercer St. Take an immediate right onto Fairview Ave. N. Turn left onto Valley St. and then turn right into Lake Union Park. Turn left into the MOHAI parking lot (before the gate) to drop passengers off. Exit the parking lot through the western driveway.

From Downtown

Follow 4th Ave. N. Take a right at Virginia St. Take a left at Westlake Ave. N and proceed north for about 1 mile. Turn right onto Valley St. and then left into Lake Union Park. Turn left into the MOHAI parking lot (before the gate) to drop passengers off. Exit the parking lot through the western driveway.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available at the museum until 5 pm when the museum closes.  After 5pm, people can use the south lot (behind the streetcar stop just off of Valley Street) for drop off.

 

 

Check out the many activities to discover near the BOREALIS festival!

Before the evening festival begins, you can explore a multitude of offerings near Lake Union Park.

Thanks for your support of these many fine organizations.

http://www.atlakeunionpark.org/