2024 Dreamville Festival Traffic and Parking Information

This weekend, April 6-7, Dreamville will hold its annual festival on the Dorothea Dix Campus. The event will attract over 50,000 attendees and increase traffic on and around Centennial Campus.  

Given the proximity to the event and the anticipated number of people and vehicles, NC State is working with the event’s producer to manage parking in the lots on Centennial Campus. Most of the parking lots and decks on Centennial Campus will be made available to festivalgoers this weekend. Attendees will then walk to the park via Blair Dr. Certain lots will be reserved for faculty/staff who must be on campus during the event.

Please see the Dreamville Festival Parking Map below for more information about specific roads, lanes, and lot closures for the festival. Below are some of the steps being taken to ensure our community has safe access during the weekend:

  • Poulton & MRC decks will remain available for faculty/staff to park
  • Security will be placed in the Engineering Breezeway to ensure that festival attendees do not enter our buildings 
  • Wayfinding from all lots that keep festival attendees on one path so people are not wandering 

NC State University parking permits are not valid for Festival attendees seeking on-campus parking.

If you need to access Centennial Campus during the festival, we recommend using Trailwood and Main Campus Drive to avoid traffic delays.

Please direct any questions about the festival to info@dreamvillefest.com.

Also, Route 41 will be detoured within Centennial Campus due to Dreamville congestion. The only bus stop on Centennial Campus that will be served by Route 41 during this time period is Oval Drive at EB2. This detour will be effective from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. each day. All stops north of Centennial Parkway will be served under normal operations. Traffic should result in significant route delays. 

Dreaville Festival Parking Map