Directions and Parking

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is staged under a large tent in Parking Lot 1 (230 Albert Avenue) in the heart of downtown East Lansing.


Directions

If arriving from Detroit on I-96: Take I-96 to Okemos Rd. (Exit 110), turn right onto Okemos Road and proceed north to Grand River Avenue, about 4 miles. Turn left onto Grand River Avenue and proceed west about 3.5 miles to the 8th traffic light, where Grand River intersects with Abbot Road. Turn right onto Abbot, travel two blocks and turn right on Linden Street and follow the road around to Grove Street Ramp (330 Grove Street).

If arriving from the north on US-127: Take the US-127 South to Lake Lansing Exit (exit 79) off ramp and turn left onto Lake Lansing Rd (1.5 mi). Turn right onto Abbot Rd (1.6 mi). Turn left on Linden Street and follow the road around to Grove Street Ramp (330 Grove Street).

If arriving from the south on US-127: Take US-127 North to the Michigan Ave./Kalamazoo St. exit. Continue to 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Michigan Avenue. Travel 1.3 miles to the 4th traffic light, which is the intersection of Grand River and Abbot Road. Get into the left turn lane and turn onto Abbot. Travel two blocks and turn right on Linden Street and follow the road around to Grove Street Ramp (330 Grove Street).

If arriving from Grand Rapids on I-96: Take I-96 to I-496 East. Take Exit 8 toward East Lansing. Merge onto S Homer St (0.2 mi). Turn right onto Michigan Ave (1.4 mi). Turn left onto Abbot Rd (394 ft), travel two blocks and turn right on Linden Street and follow the road around to Grove Street Ramp (330 Grove Street.

 
Festival Parking
All City of East Lansing parking ramps and surface lots will be open for festival parking, however, Grove Street Parking Garage is the closest to the festival. Due to a number of street closures associated with the festival and summer construction, the SSJF is suggesting the following routes to the festival and Grove Street Parking Garage (330 Grove Street).

Handicap Parking
The east side of Parking Lot 1 (230 Albert Avenue) will be accessible for handicap parking free of charge.

Bus Routes
The SSJF is easily accessible from CATA's Route 1 , which travels between the CATA Transportation Center in Downtown Lansing and the Meridian Mall in Okemos via Michigan and Grand River avenues. The SSJF is located just steps away from Route 1 bus stops on Grand River Avenue.

Bicycling
Free valet bicycle parking will be provided courtesy of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council.