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There are a limited number of free parking spaces in a lot across Charlotte Street from the Festival's Wragg Square entrance. Vehicles should enter the lot on Henrietta Street, which runs between 334 Meeting Street and Citadel Square Baptist Church. On Saturday, attendees can get special $5 flat rate parking at the Charleston Visitors' Center Garage off Meeting Street and the Gaillard Garage across from the Charleston County Public Library. To get this discount, please pick up a Parking Voucher at the Ticket Tent. You must present this to the Parking Garage Attendant. 

Handicapped Parking
Free, designated handicapped parking is available in the Second Presbyterian Church Parking Lot on Elizabeth Street. A sidewalk connects this lot to the park. There are a limited number of free parking spaces in the lot on Henrietta Street, which runs between the building at 334 Meeting Street and Citadel Square Baptist Church. Vehicles should enter the lot on Henrietta Street, between Elizabeth and Meeting streets.  

Downtown Transportation
The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) provides free transportation around downtown Charleston. There is a DASH shuttle stop on Meeting Street near the entrance to Wragg Square.

Visitor Information
The Charleston Visitors' Center is just a block north of Wragg Square on Meeting Street. Staff at the center can help visitors with information and assist with getting tickets or reservations for local activities, attractions, restaurants and lodging. You also can call the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau at 843-853-8000.

The best way to guarantee a good seat for a performance is to arrive early and sit in the seats desired. If you are being joined by companions, they should be in their seats at least five minutes before the performance starts. At that point, all empty seats will be open for any festival guest. Although it is tempting, please don't save groups of seats by placing coats, tote bags or other items on chairs. Tent monitors will clear items off chairs between performances.

Portable restrooms, including facilities that are handicapped accessible, are available within Wragg Square along the Charlotte Street side of the park.

During the day Saturday, Charlotte Street will close, and three food trucks will have a variety of food and drinks available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dulce will provide a variety of sweets and beverages, starting at 9 a.m.,  plus Hello My Name is BBQ and Geechee Island will offer lunch-time treats, starting at 11 a.m. A description of each vendor is on the next page. For those wanting to visit a restaurant, a map of restaurants and coffee houses within walking distance is available in the Festival's Ticket Tent.

Festival Photography
Professional photographers will take publicity pictures of different performances during the Festival. The Charleston County Public Library also is videotaping some performances. If you do not want your photo published, please let the Tent Manager or Tent Monitor know.

Limited Public Photography, No Video or Audio Recording
Audio recording and videotaping are prohibited during the festival, except by authorized media representatives and festival staff. Photography for personal use is permitted, but flash should not be used and nothing should be done to distract the performers or fellow listeners.

Safety/First Aid
If you have an emergency, please contact the nearest Charleston Tells staff member or a representative at the Ticket Tent as soon as possible. First Aid is available at the Ticket Tent. On Saturday, personnel from Charleston County Emergency Medical Services will be on site. Additionally, please make sure all children under age 12 remain with a parent or guardian at all times.

Credit Cards Accepted
Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted at both the Registration and Marketplace tents.

Trash and Recyclables
Please help us keep the park clean by picking up your trash and disposing of it in the marked receptacles. Water bottles and aluminum cans should be put in the containers marked for recycling. Thank you.

Pets are not allowed in the park during the festival. The only exception is guide dogs for the handicapped.

No Alcohol/Smoking
Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not allowed in the park. No exceptions.

Lost and Found
Lost items can be turned in and reclaimed at the Registration Tent.