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The Open Arts & Music Festival is presented by Glendale Arts and the Downtown Glendale Association.  The Festival is FREE and family-friendly with live music curated by Spaceland Presents, an arts market with workshops, a Beer Garden with local craft breweries, temporary public art installations, and  all-day activities for children. The city block in front of the historic Alex Theatre in Downtown Glendale closes for the day and comes alive with the arts.

The event is located in front of the historic Alex Theatre (at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, CA).

The event is FREE!

The event starts at 3pm and ends at 10pm on Saturday, September 15.  There will be music and arts activities throughout this time during the day.

The event is open to all ages. However, the craft beer garden is 21+ only.

Our friends at LAZ Parking are offering festival-goers $6 flat rate parking for the day at the Glendale City Center parking lot. CLICK HERE to prepay and reserve your parking ahead of time!

There is some seating available on the Festival grounds. The event is ADA accessible.

The event venue is fully accessible for people with mobility disabilities but if you have questions or concerns, please email info@openartsmusic.com

Persons with disabilities and their service dogs trained to perform tasks are welcome. Pets are not allowed. Service animals must be screened and registered prior to entry to the site. You may register your service animal by emailing info@openartsandmusic.com.

There are three City Parking Structures which give access to the event site. These Parking Structures serve patrons with valid handicap placards, plates and/or permits. They can be found at the following locations:

120 S. Maryland  Ave, Glendale CA 91203

115 N. Maryland Ave, Glendale CA 91203

222 N. Orange St., Glendale,  CA 91203

We have a First Aid tent that is indicated on the event map. Professional medical staff can help you with your medical needs at this location.

Pets are not allowed, but persons with disabilities and their service dogs trained to perform tasks are welcome. Service animals must be screened and registered prior to entry to the site. You may register your service animal by emailing info@openartsandmusic.com.

Smoking is not permitted on the festival grounds.

People who RSVP to the event in advance and who visit one of our Info Booths at the Festival will get free swag while supplies last! RSVP HERE!  Two Info Booths can be found on the Festival grounds: one to the North and one to the South.

Getting Here

Prepay Parking

Parking accommodations for the Glendale Open Arts & Music Festival are being offered by LAZ at 101 N. Brand (The Glendale City Center Lot) for $6 ALL day.  You can pre-pay and reserve parking ahead of time by clicking the button below. Please print your reservation or show proof of purchase on your smart phone.

Other Parking Information

Street parking is also available in Downtown Glendale as well as at the Orange Parking Structure located at 250 N. Orange St.  The first 90 minutes are free and every hour thereafter is only $1!

Driving Directions

Directions to the Alex Theatre:

From the West via the 134 Freeway (San Fernando Valley)

  • Take 101 South and merge onto 134 East
  • Exit Central Ave. / Brand Blvd.
  • Right on N. Central Ave.
  • Left on W. Wilson Ave.
  • Left on N. Brand Blvd.

From the South via the 110 Freeway (Downtown Los Angeles)

  • Take 110 North and merge onto I-5 North
  • Merge onto 134 East
  • Exit Central Ave. / Brand Blvd.
  • Right on N. Central Ave.
  • Left on W. Wilson Ave.
  • Left on N. Brand Blvd.

From the North via the 5 Freeway (North San Fernando and Santa Clarita)

  • Take I-5 South
  • Merge onto 134 East
  • Exit Central Ave. / Brand Blvd.
  • Right on N. Central Ave.
  • Left on W. Wilson Ave.
  • Left on N. Brand Ave.

From the East via the 210 Freeway (San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire)

  • Take 210 West
  • Continue onto 134 West
  • Exit Central Ave. / Brand Blvd.
  • Left on N. Brand Blvd.