Directions & Parking2018-07-10T12:10:36+00:00

(Please note: Dogs and other pets will not be permitted within the STEM Festival area on the day of the Festival)


From I-26: Take 1-26 East and continue until it turns into the Septima Clark Parkway and then Spring Street. Turn right onto Lockwood Drive. The Festival will be on the left at Brittlebank Park.

From Hwy 17: follow US 17-N. take the Lockwood Drive Exit. Turn left onto Lockwood Drive. The Festival will be on the left at Brittlebank Park.


There are several parking options this year and we encourage you to use our FREE shuttle service!

Shuttle Route #1 (blue loop) includes the Aquarium and College of Charleston garages. Guests of the festival can park in these garages for a a flat $5 fee with a voucher that will be available at the STEM Festival Information Booth or from the STEM Festival volunteer who will be on each of the shuttle buses. Upon exiting the garage, present your garage ticket plus the parking voucher.

Shuttle Route #2 (red loop) will run between the Veterans (VA) Lot, located on Folly Road and the festival. Parking at the VA lot is FREE.

Parking is also available at the Hagood lot ($5) across from the Riverdogs stadium.

Each route will have 2 buses running; expected wait time at each stop is approximately 15 minutes or less.


The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) has a FREE DASH Downtown Shuttle that picks up throughout the downtown area. RT 213 stops at the Lockwood Marriott as well as near the City Police Building. For more information, check out the CARTA Map.  Trip planning and real-time tracking of all CARTA routes can be conducted on Google Maps.

Parking and Bus Shuttle Map

Bus stops will be marked with Charleston STEM Festival branded signs.