Light Rail - The First Choice


The Four Peaks Oktoberfest is located within Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Parkway with the entrance at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

Saturday downtown traffic will be influenced by:

  • The normal attraction of Mill Avenue
    Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake
    Preplanning will make your Four Peaks Oktoberfest arrival both easier and quicker. Please review the following tips:

The most hassle-free way to get to the Four Peaks Oktoberfest is Metro Light Rail. Light Rail provides free parking at 9 Valley Park and Ride lots so you can ride the train directly to 3rd & Mill within one block of the Oktoberfest entrance .

19th Ave/Dunlap Avenue – 415 spaces
19th Avenue/Montebello Avenue – 794 spaces
19th Avenue/Camelback Rd – 410 spaces
7th Avenue/Camelback Rd – 123 spaces
Central Avenue/Camelback Rd – 135 spaces
38th Street/Washington Street – 189 spaces
Dorsey Lane/Apache Blvd. – 190 spaces
McClintock Road/Apache Blvd. -300 spaces
Price-101 Freeway/Apache Blvd. – 693 spaces
Sycamore Street/Main Street – 802 spaces
Mesa Drive – 448 spaces


Avoid parking by taking the bus. The Transportation  Center is 4 blocks from the Oktoberfest entrance. For information about the Tempe Transportation Center service area, click on this link.


If you live in Tempe check out the Orbit Bus system. It’s free and convenient, click on this link. 


  • Plan your route
  • Avoid downtown Tempe
  • Travel west of Tempe
  • Enter Tempe from the west
  • Find parking west of Mill Ave

See Best Octoberfest Routes Below

From the Southeast Valley – Route #1

Take Price Freeway 101 Lop north to Red

Mountain Freeway Loop 202. Head west

on the 202 toward Phoenix. Exit at Priest

Drive and go left (south) to Rio Salado

Parkway and go left (east).

First parkingat Hardy Drive light.

From the Southeast Valley – Route #2

Take US-60 Superstition Freeway west

take Priest Drive exit. Turn right (north).

Continue to University Drive, turn right (east).

Continue to Ash Avenue, turn left (north).

Parking garages: 730 S Ash and 201 S Ash. Surface lot: 5th and Farmer

From the South Valley – Route #3

Take I-10 west towards Phoenix. Exit at

Broadway Road, turn right (east) to Priest Drive

Continue to University Drive, turn right (east).

Continue to Ash Avenue, turn left (north).

Parking garages: 730 S Ash and 201 S Ash. Surface lot: 5th and Farmer .

From the North Valley – Route #4

Take SR-51 to Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway.

Go east on 202 . Exit Priest Drive, turn right (south).

Turn left (east) on Rio Salado Parkway. First parking

at Hardy Drive light.

Downtown Tempe Parking

Parking Options West of Mill Avenue

Surface Lot – Hardy & Rio Salado Parkway

5th & Farmer Surface Lot – 351 S Farmer

201 S Ash Garage – 201 S Ash

Centerpoint Parking – 730 S Ash

Hayden Square Garage – Maple North of 5th Street

Hayden Square Garage – 3rd Street & Ash


Safe Ride Home – Do You Have a Plan??

Enjoy Four Peaks Oktoberfest and let Lyft take care of the driving.
Take Lyft for a safe and affordable ride so that you can get right to the fun!

*Subject to Lyft Terms


Free bicycle parking managed by the Tempe Bicycle Action Group