Location and Parking
The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Fawcett Street on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington, Maryland, one block east of Connecticut Ave (the same side as the Safeway). Howard Ave will be closed from Connecticut Ave to past the train station. Armory Avenue directly behind Safeway, north of Knowles Ave, will also be closed although there will be access open to the Safeway garage. (Sorry, no festival parking at Safeway)
Taking the Bus or Metro?
Several bus lines have stops near the festival. Please visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Transit/routesandschedules/stationlist/kensington.html for up to date information.
There is plenty of parking available in the neighborhood and in a number of parking lots in the town. All parking is free. Most parking in the neighborhood and in the business district is unrestricted on Sundays, but please don’t park in private lots where the businesses are open. Do Not park in the Kensington Shopping Center at Connecticut Ave and Knowles Ave as they do enforce towing, and, of course, it’s not fair to their businesses and customers.
There are two Town of Kensington public lots with free parking located at the Armory/Town Hall on Mitchell Street (1 block from the festival, off of Armory Avenue) and on Metropolitan Avenue on the north side of the railroad station. Metropolitan Ave can be accessed from Plyers Mill Rd off of Connecticut Ave.