The Sweetwater 420 Fest is a large music festival that takes place in April in Centennial Olympic Park. The festival is near two MARTA stations and includes an artist market and 5K.
Peachtree Center Station
Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs on the train platform to John Portman/Harris Street (not Ellis). After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street and right at the first intersection on Andrew Young International Blvd. This street goes straight to the park and the first of two festival entrances.
Tip: If you need cash, there is a Wells Fargo ATM nearby. Turn left instead of right at street level to reach it. A Bank of America ATM is also on Peachtree Street near CVS. Use the Peachtree Street East escalator for easiest access.
The other option is to take a blue or green line train to the Dome MARTA station. Follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena to exit the station and turn left at street level (toward the Georgia Dome). Walk completely around Philips Arena to reach the Marietta Street entrance to the festival near the Omni Hotel (see festival map). Walking time is less than 10 minutes.
Tip: Nearby CNN Center has a large food court, public restrooms and a Wells Fargo ATM off the Centennial Olympic Park Drive main entrance (by the big CNN letters).
MARTA trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. Download and use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train schedules to plan your commute and avoid long waits on the train platform.
- The closest free MARTA parking is at Inman Park followed by Candler Park on the blue/green line.
- The H.E. Holmes station also has large parking lots near I-20 and I-285 West if you are traveling from the west side of the city or Cumberland/Smyrna area.
- Lindbergh Center is the best parking option on the red/gold line (view information and directions). Keep your parking ticket with you so you can validate it inside the Lindbergh Center station on your return trip. Look for the yellow machines.