Parking and Traffic – Tips and Information

Saturday, November 23rd is a busy and exciting day for Downtown with lots of events and activities. These parking and traffic tips can help you plan your visit. If you have any questions, please contact us here or 757-623-1757.

Arrive Early

There are plenty of activities, shopping and dining options in downtown to enjoy.

Heavy traffic congestion starts by 5pm.

Street Closures

Street closures along the parade route will start at approximately 6pm.

Due to parade street closures, we recommend you avoid taking I-264W all the way to Waterside Drive after 5pm. Instead we recommend getting off I-264W at City Hall Avenue, Exit 10 or Brambleton Avenue, Exit 11.

If you are attending events at Scope or Chrysler Hall we recommend using Brambleton Avenue to access the closest parking facilities. 

Click here for more detailed information about street closures.

The Tide – Light Rail

The Tide is a great option with free parking lots and will have service every 10 minutes starting at 4pm. For a map of systems and stops click here.

Purchase your tickets ahead of time online.

Park and Ride lots:

  • Newtown Road
  • Military Highway
  • Ballentine/Broad Creek
  • Harbor Park- Stops will be suspended at this location from 5-8pm due to the parade.
  • EVMS/Ft. Norfolk


The Ferry from Portsmouth will be in operation on an every 15 minute schedule
Free parking options are available in Olde Towne Portsmouth.

Parking Garages

Rates: Early bird parking rates of just $1 available from 3-5pm. After 5pm parking rates are $5 collect on entry for all city garages.

List of garages - click here to view map: 

Bank Street Garage

441 Bank Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Boush Street Garage

112 W. City Hall

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Charlotte Street Garage

440 Monticello Avenue

Norfolk, Va. 23510


City Hall North Garage

100 East Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


City Hall South Garage

999 Main Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Commercial Place Garage

520 East Main Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Freemason Street Garage

161 Freemason Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


MacArthur Center Garage

500 City Hall Ave.

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Main Street Garage

230 East Main Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Scope Garage

201 E. Brambleton Avenue

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Town Point Garage

110 West Main Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


Waterside Garage

50 Martins Lane

Norfolk, Va. 23510


West Plume Street Garage

100 West Plume Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510


York Street Garage

215 W. York Street

Norfolk, Va. 23510