Onsite Parking

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You must pre-purchase a Parking Pass (see below), utilize a Park and Ride or come via Rideshare to enter the site.

Parking Passes are available for purchase up until 2 AM day of

Date-Specific Parking Pass

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival offers limited date-specific guaranteed convenient, paid parking for patrons visiting the festival. Each Festival Parking Pass is good for one specified day of parking and the cost is $10. Parking spaces are limited; and patrons are encouraged to utilize the Festival busing options; however, a pre-purchased Parking Pass provides a parking spot for the specified date listed on the Parking Pass.

Parking Passes are NON-Refundable but may be transferred to another date and time up to 72 hours BEFORE your scheduled visit – if available prepaid parking passes remain for the date you are transferring to. Tickets will not be transferrable after 72 hours before your scheduled visit. Prepaid parking passes cannot be transferred to another season.

A Parking Pass is valid for Standard Parking for one vehicle at a Minnesota Renaissance Festival parking lot. Standard Parking includes but is not limited to Motorcycles, Cars, RV’s, or Buses. 

Parking Pass for Festival Parking Lot Entry

A Parking Pass is valid for the specified date ONLY. The Pass is valid for Standard Parking for one vehicle at a Minnesota Renaissance Festival parking lot. Parking Passes are not valid for Park & Ride partners, or hotel parking. Parking Passes do not include festival admission.

Parking in all Minnesota Renaissance Festival lots is guaranteed only with a pre-purchased date-specific Parking Pass. When you arrive at the Festival with your purchased date-specific Parking Pass, a parking attendant will direct you where to park. Internal shuttles will be available to shuttle patrons from the lots to King and Queen's front gates.

Festival parking lots are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Festival gate admission opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

Patrons pay one fee for a Parking Pass, which is good only for the specified date at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. When any patrons drive off the site, the Parking Pass is voided and if the patron wishes to re-enter the Festival, the patron must purchase an additional Parking Pass for that date, subject to availability. All parking fees include applicable sales tax.

A Parking Pass is valid for Standard Parking for one vehicle at a Minnesota Renaissance Festival parking lot. Standard Parking includes but is not limited to Motorcycles, Cars, RV's, or Buses.

Parking is very limited, and vehicles are NOT guaranteed a spot.
If our allowed number of parking spaces for vehicles has not been reached, a date-specific Prepaid Parking Pass can be purchased for $30 onsite. If no spaces are available, or if one opts to not park onsite, information will be provided to drive to a Park & Ride lot and take a bus.

Parking for Patrons with Disabilities

Patrons with mobility disabilities – including those traveling with personal wheelchairs, electric scooters, or other mobility devices – should park in one of our Disability Parking spots, located a short distance from the main Festival entrance. Designated parking spots are available in the King’s Gate parking lot for patron with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required, and standard parking rates apply. Patrons with mobility issues and no disability parking permit can be dropped off near the front gate and the vehicle must then park in a general parking spot as directed by the parking ambassadors.

Park & Ride options are also available for patrons with disabilities at Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Park and Rides; Eagle Creek (available weekends 1 – 7), Southbridge Crossings (available weekends 4 – 7), and the Burnsville Transit Hub (available weekends 4 – 7).

Pick Up/Drop Off

There is NO CHARGE for parking if you are dropping someone off or picking them up from the Festival. Stay in your vehicle at all times and follow all directions of the parking attendants. Please use the entrance on the south side of the Grounds (King’s Lot) via Red Rock Drive.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted in any Festival parking lots and vehicles remaining after 9:00 p.m. will be towed.

Parking Readmission

If you park at the festival and leave the lot, you must purchase a new date-specific Parking Pass, subject to availability—which is not guaranteed.

RV Parking

There is NO overnight RV parking in any festival lots.

Tailgating

There is NO tailgating allowed in any Festival lots.

Receiving Parking Updates

See our Twitter account (@MNRenaissance) for festival lot updates with the hashtag #MNRFParking (A Twitter account is required to view recent updates). We will be providing updates as necessary throughout each day.

Access to the Festival Parking Lots:

To keep traffic flowing efficiently and safely, patrons will be directed to a lot where space is available. Please note: Parking in all Minnesota Renaissance Festival lots is available via Prepaid Parking Pass only. Parking spaces will be filled on a first-come basis. If you arrive without a pre-paid Parking Pass and no Parking Passes remain for that day, you will be directed to a Park & Ride station to bus to the Festival.

  • If you are coming from the North, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 South, you may exit at Exit 106 (TH 41) and go RIGHT to the Entrance Road OR continue to County Rd 14 (Red Rock Drive) and turn RIGHT, follow Red Rock Drive until it ends (145th Street) then turn LEFT (Both entrances are visible and will have traffic cones and people directing you where to park).
  • If you are coming from the North/West, to avoid the Downtown Chaska Hwy 41 construction, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 212 to Hwy 101, then take Hwy 101 south across the river, then turn RIGHT onto County Road 69, travel through Shakopee to Hwy 169, You may exit at Exit 106 (TH 41) and go RIGHT to the Entrance Road OR continue to County Rd 14 (Red Rock Drive) and turn RIGHT, follow Red Rock Drive until it ends (145th Street), then turn LEFT (Both entrances are visible and will have traffic cones and people directing you where to park).
  • If you are coming from the South, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 north to County Road 14, take a RIGHT on County Road 14 east, then take a LEFT at Louisville Road north, turn LEFT at 147th Street (overpass) west, turn RIGHT on Red Rock Drive north, turn left on 145th Street (follow the festival signs) OR you can continue North to Exit 106 (TH 41) and turn LEFT (Both entrances are visible and will have traffic cones and people directing you where to park).
  • If you are coming from the West, the preferred route to use is: take Highway 212 east to Hwy 101, turn RIGHT on Hwy 101 south across the river, turn RIGHT onto County Road 69, travel through Shakopee to Hwy 169, You may exit at Exit 106 (TH 41) and go RIGHT to the Entrance Road OR continue to County Rd 14 (Red Rock Drive) and turn RIGHT, follow Red Rock Drive until it ends (145th Street) then turn LEFT (Both entrances are visible and will have traffic cones and people directing you where to park).