How to Get There
From Interstate 77 South: I-77 to I-485 East and follow to Matthews exit. Turn left onto East John Street. Take East John Street to Historic Downtown Matthews.
From Interstate 85 South: Follow I-85 to I-77 South to Brookshire Boulevard East. Follow to the U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) exit, and exit left. Take U.S. 74 to Matthews, turning right on Sam Newell Road, and follow across Matthews Township Parkway (N.C. 51) to North Trade Street and Historic Downtown Matthews.
People with disabilities may use the “horseshoe” parking area located at the side of the Matthews First Baptist Church, off of Sadie Drive. If those spaces are filled, there are handicapped accessible spaces in our Town public parking areas and at adjoining businesses that are closed during festival hours. Our festival parking attendant can direct you to open spaces.
Free public parking areas are located by the train tracks at North Trade Street and Charles Street. Matthews Station offers parking in front of and behind Town Hall (across from public parking). Parking is also available at many businesses along John and Trade Streets, Matthews Presbyterian Church on John Street and Matthews United Methodist Church on South Trade Street (accessible from Fullwood Lane off N.C. 51).