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Let transit take you to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

MIAMI (February 10, 2016)

There is no better way to get to the upcoming Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show than by taking transit.

Transit services offer a convenient, economical way to get to the arts festival and boat show without the stress of driving through gridlock traffic, or dealing with parking headaches, this President’s Day weekend.

Pay Your Fare When You Buy Your Tickets
Miami-Dade Transit has partnered with both events to offer the added convenience of buying a 1-Day Pass for Metrorail and Metrobus in a package with the event tickets. Event goers can purchase the ticket online, which then can be printed and taken to any Metrorail station to obtain the 1-Day Pass loaded on an EASY Ticket.

Parking at Park & Ride lots located along the South Miami-Dade Busway is free. Parking at Metrorail stations is $4.50 per day, and must be paid separately at Metrorail stations.

Getting there
To get to the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key:

  • Take Metrorail to the Vizcaya Metrorail station
  • Board the free shuttle bus to the Boat Show

If headed for Strictly Sail Miami, Metromover is within easy reach of Bayside Marketplace, where event goers can also board a shuttle or water taxi to the Boat Show

  • Take Metrorail to Government Center Station
  • Transfer to Metromover (Inner Loop or Omni Loop)
  • Exit at the College/Bayside Metromover station and walk to Bayside Marketplace

To get to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Coconut Grove:

  • Take Metrorail to the Coconut Grove Metrorail station
  • Transfer to Metrobus Route 249 (Coconut Grove Circulator)
  • Exit at the corner of Grand Ave. and Mary St.

Riding and biking to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Green Mobility Network will provide free bicycle valet service at the event. Bicycles will be received on a first-come, first-served basis since space is limited. Green Mobility Network’s bicycle valet service will be located near the festival’s main entrance on McFarlane Road.

Event goers bringing their bike on Metrorail should remember to bring with them their Bike & Ride permit (required for Metrorail only). Permits are available at all Metrorail stations.

Metrobus Detours
Three Metrobus routes will be detoured in Coconut Grove while streets are closed for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival:

  • 22
  • 48
  • 249 Coconut Grove Circulator

For more details about transit services during these two events, visit Miami-Dade Transit’s special events page.

Planning Your Trip and More
To plan their trip, event goers can use the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or Transit's mobile site. Or talk to an agent at 305-891-3131, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They can also stay informed by following MDT on Facebook and Twitter, or registering to receive real-time Rider Alerts via SMS or email.