Free Parking Options
Grab the shuttle from these parking lots


Please use the free quick and convenient shuttles directly to the Festival. Parking is free at the designated shuttle lots located at Strand Vista Park  and Dana Hills High School. For directions, please click here. There is no parking at the Ocean Institute or county lots in the Harbor. 

Parking Lot at Strand Vista Park (Selva Rd)

If traveling on the I-5 South: exit on Pacific Coast Highway. If traveling on the I-5 North: exit at Beach Cities. From either offramp, go past Dana Point Harbor Drive approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Selva Road. Lot will be on the right.

Parking Lot at Dana Hills High School

If traveling on the 5 south: Exit on Pacific Coast Highway.  If traveling on the 5 north: Exit at Beach Cities.  From either offramp  go past Dana Point Harbor Drive for approximately 1.5 miles,  until the signal light at Golden Lantern.  Turn Right on Golden Lantern and travel about one mile until Acapulco Dr. At Acapulco Drive make a u-turn, and proceed to the Dana Hills parking lot on the right.