Ride Share

App-based ride services, such as Lyft and Uber, have a designated drop- off and pick up point located conveniently at the Festival.

2024 PARKING PASS COMING SOON!

Designated drop-off and pick-up points:

All ride share services and drop-offs should go to the County 14 (Red Rock Drive) entrance and you will be directed from there. Follow directional signage. 

See map for location.

Pick Up/Drop Off

Passenger loading and unloading area for those dropped-off or picked-up family and/or friends is in the same designated location above. Drivers should follow the same directions for ride share above. 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. 

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).