September 16, 2006 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
South Side Riverfront Park


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Driving Directions:

From East Carson street turn onto 18th street going toward the river  (right turn if street numbers are going down/ going into town).

From 18th Street: After you cross the railroad tracks and enter the park, continue straight until you reach the end of the park.

If you come across the 10th Street Bridge, make the first left turn onto Muriel Street, make a left onto 17th Street, then an immediate right. At the end of that block, turn left onto 18th Street and proceed into the park.

Or, you can drive accross the Hot Metal Bridge to South Side, park in one of the garages off Hot Metal Bridge (fee to park), and walk down the
new bike trail to the park (15 minute walk depending on your walking speed).

Bus Info:

From Northside, East Liberty, Shadyside, Oakland: Take 54c to 19th and E. Carson
From Downtown: Take 51b, c, d, g to 18th and E. Carson or 19th and Sarah
From Carrick or South Hills Junction: Take 54c or 51c 18th and E. Carson
From Arlington Heights: Take 51a to 18th and E. Carson
From Spencer Avenue: Take 51b to 18th and E. Carson
From Churchview: Take 51d to 18th and E. Carson
From Mt. Oliver: Take 51g to 18th and E. Carson
From Herron Hill: Take 84a to Wharton St.

* Please check any current detours and more bus routes from the Port Authority
Parking Info:

Parking is available on-site for a limited number of cars, but fills up quickly. Parking for handicapped visitors will be available.

Parking is also available at South Side Works (follow the walking trail into the park), at a surface lot at 18th & East Carson Street, and at a surface lot on 18th Street (off East Carson going toward the river). Both surface lots are owned by the City of Pittsburgh and are metered lots.

Hotel Info:

Holiday Inn Express
(412) 488-1130

We have made arrangements with the Holiday Inn Express on the SouthSide to reserve a block of 10 rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights of the event (9/15 and 9/16). All rooms offer king-size beds at a rate of $109/night.

Interested parties need to mention that they are booking with the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival to get the rate.

Alternate Hotels:

The following are alternate hotels in the area. Note - We have not made arrangements with these hotels.

Pittsburgh Marriot City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Best Western University Center
3401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Hampton Inn
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Wyndham Garden Hotel - University Place
3454 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213