Parking at large events can be a hassle. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to prevent traffic jams and late arrivals.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion provides their guests with free parking in lighted and patrolled lots close to The Pavilion. Pre-paid Preferred Parking is available for guests who wish to park closer to the venue. Preferred Parking also exits first, reducing traffic for those who use it.

ADA Parking is available in the Gold Lot adjacent to the VIP entrance, via Six Pines Drive. Placards must be visible. There are a limited number of parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Passenger drop-off and pick-up is available in front of the North Plaza, via Lake Robbins Drive.

Though event details vary, lots open 90 minutes prior to most performances. The lots surrounding the Pavilion are privately owned. The owners of these lots have made the decision to not allow tailgating.