NOTE: Cleveland has been having a lot of road construction in the area! Review your travel plans and be prepared for delays or detours! We will update this page as new developments arise so you can get here easily and safely!
ARRIVING BY CAR
The Burning River Fest is held at Historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Whiskey Island is located on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River where the river empties into Lake Erie. To get there, take the Edgewater Park/Whiskey Island exit off of Ohio State Route 2 (the West Shoreway) between the Clifton Boulevard Exit and the West 45th Street Exit. FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLES ARE LOCATED AT EDGEWATER PARK - LOOK FOR THE SIGNS!
FROM THE WEST VIA STATE ROUTE 2 (WEST SHOREWAY) –
Take Shoreway (SR 2) East and exit at Edgewater Park/Whiskey Island; Turn left toward Whiskey Island.
FROM THE WEST VIA-90 EB
Take I-90 East to W. 25th. Exit at W. 25th and turn left (north). Take W. 25th to the Shoreway (SR 2) West and exit at Edgewater.
FROM THE EAST VIA I-90 WB OR THE INNERBELT NORTH (90 EB)
Take 90 WB to the SR 2 split; continue on SR 2 west to the Edgewater/Whiskey Island exit and follow the signs for parking and the shuttle. From Midtown (Prospect, Chester, or Superior), take the innerbelt north/90 EB to SR 2 west; continue on SR 2 west to the Edgewater/Whiskey Island exit.
FROM THE SOUTH
Take 77 (or 176/Jennings Freeway) north to 90 East. Follow 90 East to SR 2 West. Follow SR 2 West to the Edgewater exit.
FREE parking will be available at Edgewater Park (shuttles to Whiskey Island will run continuously). Carpooling is strongly encouraged (4 or more people per vehicle - it's better for the planet)! Or, ride your bike and park right on Whiskey Island at the NEOCycle bike valet! Bicyclists receive a discounted $12 day-of-admission ticket price!
ARRIVING BY BIKE
The bike/ped tunnels at the north end of W. 65th and W. 75th Streets and the Edgewater Park entrances at Lake Ave. & Clifton Blvd. and the Edgewater Ave. & West Blvd. are the only legal ways to access Whiskey Island.
No bikes are permitted on the shuttle bus. Please ride single file on Whiskey Island Drive, to allow the shuttle bus safe passing distance. If you leave the event after 9pm, be aware that a white front and red rear light are required by law, and consuming alcohol greatly impairs your ability to ride safely (and you can get a DUI on a bike!).
A driver's license or state-issued ID will be required to purchase or consume alcohol. No ID, No Alcohol, No Exceptions! Local and organic food, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages and merchandise will be available at an additional cost inside Burning River Fest. Pets, coolers, bottles and cans are prohibited at Burning River Fest. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, but will be checked by security before entering Burning River Fest. Additional restrictions may apply.
Burning River Fest will be accepting credit cards onsite! An ATM will be available on site.