Parking

The most convenient parking areas are underneath DeVos Place and across the street at the Government Center Ramp, but these fill up very early in the day.  More Parking Options

FREE PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE FOR GREAT LAKES EXPO ATTENDEES
To help attendees with the cost of parking, the Great Lakes Expo will offer FREE parking in Dash Shuttle Lot-Area #9 (letter K on the map) for attendees with a free shuttle to/from DeVos Place. Map and Driving Directions. A dedicated DASH shuttle bus will run every 10 minutes from Dash Shuttle Lot - Area #9, located at 250 Seward NW (just a few blocks over the river), to the front of DeVos Place.

Shuttle Schedule:

  • Monday: December 4: 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 5: 7:00am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 6: 7:00am-5:30pm
  • Thursday, December 7: 7:00am-4:30pm

A standard size car or pick-up truck can access the gate into Area Lot #9 without any issues. Vehicles with trailers are permitted to park in the lot (as long as they can enter the lot with no damages). All vehicles will need to use the NORTH entrance. Look for the Great Lakes Expo sign by the Dash Area Lot #9. Free overnight parking is also allowed in Area Lot #9. map and driving directions to Area Lot #9.

FOR REGULAR VEHICLE ENTRY: **Use Area Lot #9 MIDDLE gate. Look for the Great Lakes Expo Signs. Attendant will give you a chaser ticket to use for free parking.  

FOR LARGE TRUCK OR TRAILOR ENTRY: **Go to Area Lot #9 MIDDLE gate. Ask attendant to call someone to raise the gate for the NORTH gate for your entry. Look for the Great Lakes Expo Signs. Attendant will give you a chaser ticket to use for free parking.

FOR EXIT: **Use SOUTH OR MIDDLE gate to Area Lot #9. Use your chaser ticket to exit for free. The NORTH gate will not let you exit out.

For ALTERNATE, fee based Grand Rapids downtown parking, map with parking lots identified.

Great Lakes Expo directional parking signs will be nearby to help direct you to Area Lot #9. Please look for the signs. Questions? Contact Andie Newcomer at Experience Grand Rapids at 616-460-0564.