Take the FREE Shuttle to the Festival!

Due to new construction around Salt River Fields, parking spaces have been shuffled. We recommend using the FREE Shuttle service from The Pavilions Shopping Center (south of Salt River Fields) to get dropped off right at the gate!


Parking will be free, but limited at Salt River Fields. We highly recommend carpooling or taking alternative transportation to the festival. Come early for free onsite parking or take advantage of additional free parking lots near the festival grounds with a fast and free shuttle service to the festival entrance.

If parking on lots on the other side of the stadium, please note that the stadium will be open to allow for easy pass-through (see yellow dotted lines on map). Friendly staff will also be on hand to help direct you where to go. Golf cart transportation will be available on a limited basis.


A free shuttle is available from the nearby Pavilions Shopping Center and offering roundtrip service constantly all weekend. Park near Hobby Lobby and Michael’s and walk to the pick-up point. You’ll see a tent labeled “Shuttle Pick Up.”


The “Home Plate Parking Lot” is dedicated to handicap parking. It is located just south of the main gate. Please alert parking attendants upon arrival. This parking fills up fast, so we advise arriving at the festival early or later, not during peak hours.


Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is served by major freeways, Interstate 10, Interstate 17, and the Red Mountain Freeway Loop 202 and the Pima Freeway–Loop 101, both of which border the Salt River Indian Community.  The Loop 101 provides nine interchanges along a nine-mile stretch on the Salt River Indian Community’s western boundary while the Red-Mountain Freeway–Loop 202 follows the southern boundary. Highway 87–Beeline crosses the Community from south to east.

The Salt River Indian Community is also well positioned for air service. It is within 15 minutes of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and less than 10 minutes from Scottsdale Airpark with its executive terminal and air service. Over 20 domestic and international airlines contribute to the nearly 1,500 daily flights that carry 150,000 passengers to and from the airport’s three terminals.

A light rail system opened in 2008 and serves the valley’s major cities including Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.s to and from the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival!