Top 5 Parking Tips:

  1. Pay in Cash: Parking is $10 per car, paying in exact cash helps the lines move faster! Valet is $20 (limited capacity; open every day except Preview Night). Both Parking & Valet DO accept credit cards, but cash is preferred to expedite the process.
  2. Multiple Lots to Choose From: There are 4,000+ spaces at and immediately adjacent to The Park Expo & Conference Center including Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Arena, Golden Green Hotel, and Chantilly Montessori School (weekends only). Golf cart shuttles are available to/from most lots to the front door.
  3. Consider Carpooling: Save money, save time! Meet up with friends & family with whom you’re attending the show… and ride to the event in one vehicle.
  4. Rideshare, Anyone? Get dropped off at the show by Lyft or Uber. They can pick you up at home… or anywhere you choose!
  5. Patience: Expect congestion around the facility during peak times (typically 10am-3pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays). Please be patient and know that staff & Police are working hard to get you in the lots and/or drop-off points! 

See further parking details below!


Show Location

The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28205


You can find directions by clicking here.


General Parking: $10 at the gate.
Valet Parking:  $20 (valet is limited capacity & not available on Preview Night)

Cash**, VISA, MC, AMX and DSC accepted
(**exact cash is preferred & helps lines move faster!)

The parking lots at The Park Expo will open two hours prior to the show each day for attendees.

There are more than 4,000 parking spots at and immediately adjacent to The Park Expo & Conference Center, but they tend to fill up quickly. Lots at The Park Expo, plus Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Arena, Golden Green Hotel, and Chantilly Montessori School (weekends only), all open two hours prior to the show open each day. Come early for the most convenient parking! Look for free golf cart shuttles being run by the Shriner’s to whisk you from your car to the door—grab a seat if you spot one!

Rideshare (Lyft/Uber)

Rideshare is a great way to save time instead of parking at the show. Lyft or Uber drivers can enter main lot and drop off at the show, just let the parking attendants know it is a drop off. If the main lot is full, let the parking attendants know you are being dropped off and they will help make arrangements.

Handicapped Parking

Customers must inform the parking attendant that they need or would like handicapped parking.  After paying for parking, the attendant will then give instructions on how to get to the  handicapped parking area.  To insure your parking, the customer must hang their handicapped placard from the mirror or notify the attendant that the vehicle has a permanent handicapped parking tag.

If all handicapped parking spots are full, attendants will still allow you to drop off guests at the front door before you park in general parking.