Parking at Sidewalk:
We are so proud to host our event in Birmingham’s historic Theatre District and are pleased to share that parking is easy and affordable in the area.
Street Parking is available throughout the Festival footprint and is FREE after 6pm weekdays and all day/evening on Saturday and Sunday.
Surface Lot and Garage Parking is also widely available throughout the Festival footprint but rates and terms vary. Check out this handy resource for detailed information about lot/garage parking in the area.
Skip the Parking Lot and walk, Uber/Lyft or ride your bike to the Fest. There’s a Zyp Bike station on the corner of 3rd Ave. N. and 19th St. and another on the corner of Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd and 19th St. N.
Getting Around the Fest:
Walking: most people can easily walk from venue to venue, with the longest distance between venues being only 8 blocks or about 1,600 steps, so enjoy some sunshine and fresh air between films!
Shuttles: we know that not all of our guests can comfortably make the walk from the Alabama Theatre to the Birmingham Museum of Art (and some folks just need a break) which is why we are pleased to partner with our friends at Regions Bank to provide FREE shuttles Saturday (10am-12am) and Sunday (10am-9am).
Just look for one of our 4 conveniently located shuttle stops (small tent, seating and friendly volunteers at each) along the shuttle route and hop on board. Shuttles run on constant loop throughout the weekend.
Festival Venues & Map:
Sidewalk hosts screenings in 11 venues within Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District and utilizes other spaces in the district for panels, workshops, box office facilities and more.
For a full listing of Sidewalk Venues and the map, check out the How to Festpage on our site.