Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Going to the Freedom Fair? Take the bus!

Don't let traffic concerns stand in the way of Tacoma's spectacular Freedom Fair!

Why worry about where to park and how far you'll have to walk to check out our annual Independence Day celebration on the Ruston Way waterfront? There will be special yellow Freedom Fair Express buses running from Park and Ride lots to the event areas. Just park free at one of the designated Park-n-Ride lots and ride the bus to the main entrance of the Freedom Fair at North 30th and McCarver Street in Old Town Tacoma.

Starting at 10 a.m., buses will pick up passengers at these two locations:

Tacoma Dome Station Catch the bus near the parking garage on Puyallup Avenue just east of East ‘G’ Street. The boarding location will be the entire stretch of curb eastbound on Puyallup Avenue between East ‘G’ Street and East McKinley Street.

The Park & Ride lot at Tacoma Community College (TCC)Catch the bus at TCC near Mildred and S. 12th Street. Service runs every fifteen minutes until 8 p.m. Immediately after the fireworks, express buses will depart from N. 30th & McCarver and take passengers back to Tacoma Dome Station and TCC.

Yellow Freedom Fair Express Bus fares are $5 round trip for adults (18 and up) and $3 for kids. We encourage everyone to pay for their bus passes online prior to arrival at the park & ride lots. The Family Pass is just $15, which includes round trip fare for two adults and two children.

Passes are available online at the link below and on the 4th of July at TCC and at the Tacoma Dome Station. Purchasing your bus pass online in advance will be easier and quicker for you, the passes are "cash only" the day of the event.