Free Parking & Special Event Parking

Parking is FREE on the streets and in garages on Saturdays and Sundays except when special event parking rates apply. Parking is also FREE during the week from 8:00pm – 3:00am, Monday – Friday.

In addition, parking is FREE on these holidays in the garages and on the street:

  • New Year’s Day (Monday, January 2, 2017)
  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Day (Monday, January 16, 2017)
  • President’s Day (Monday, February 20, 2017)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017)
  • Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4, 2017)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 4, 2017)
  • Columbus Day (Monday, October 9, 2017)
  • Veteran’s Day (Friday, November 10, 2017)
  • Thanksgiving  (Thursday, November 23, 2017)
  • Black Friday (Friday, November 24, 2017)
  • Christmas Day (Monday, December 25, 2017)

During special events happening on weekends, garages will charge $5 flat rate (no re-entry).  The special events include:

  • Chili Cook-Off in February
  • Ithaca Festival in late May/early June
  • Apple Harvest Festival in late September/early October
  • Wizarding Weekend in October

Visitors are charged an hourly rate of $1/hour to park in the City of Ithaca parking garages (Green Street Garage, Seneca Street Garage, and Dryden Road Garage) from 3AM – 8PM, Monday – Friday.

*Note: if you enter the garage between 3AM and 8PM on a weekday and leave after 8PM, you will have to pay for the time you parked in the garage between 3AM and 8PM. For example: if you entered the garage at 5:30PM and left the garage at 10PM, you will have to pay $3 at the pay machine before you leave the garage.