Getting here

BorderLight Festival activities will take place in and around two major downtown hubs: Public Square and Playhouse Square. To avoid parking hassles during the busy summer months, we recommend taking advantage of the many public transportation options that service downtown Cleveland.


Cleveland's Regional Transit Authority (RTA) runs bus, trolley and train lines all throughout the city, and many of them service downtown. Visit RTA’s website to plan your route and purchase fares online:


RTA's newest transit line, the Healthline, serves one of the city's busiest routes, the Euclid Avenue Corridor - which travels from “Square-to-Square” of the BorderLight Festival’s footprint.


RTA also operates free trolley service from “Square-to-Square” on weekdays, as well as nights and weekends. Hop on, hop off and travel between BorderLight Festival hubs.


All rail lines meet at the main terminal at Tower City Center. From there it is merely a matter of minutes to anywhere in Downtown thanks to dozens of connecting bus routes, trolleys and the HealthLine.


If you live near downtown or the surrounding neighborhoods, considering bringing your bike or take advantage of UH bikes for short term bike rental to travel to the Festival.

Brought to you by Cleveland’s University Circle, UH Bikes can be found at 29 stations around Downtown Cleveland, University Circle, Ohio City and beyond. Visit UH Bikes for details: 


If you choose to drive, consider carpooling and leave plenty of time to park and travel to the theatre.

Downtown Cleveland is home to a variety of paid parking lot options, as well as street parking where available, but spots may be very limited during the busy summer activity season. Valet parking is available in some areas, including Euclid Avenue in front of Playhouse Square. Any way you go, plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get to the theatre at least 15 minutes before curtain (all seating is general admission).

For detailed information on downtown Cleveland parking lots, visit Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s online resources: