MARTA to the Shaky Knees Festival

The Shaky Knees Festival is a multiple-day music event that takes place in Central Park near the Civic Center and North Avenue MARTA stations on the red and gold lines. You can walk to the festival in 10 or 20 minutes depending on the station you use, ride a bus or rent an e-scooter or bike to the event from the train. Explore your options below.

Directions (Train + Walk, Bike or E-Scooter)

  1. Take a red or gold line train to North Avenue
  2. Turn left on North Avenue after exiting the station (avoid the Fox Theatre exit) and walk for 20 minutes or hop on any nearby e-scooter. You can also bring your bike on the train and ride from North Avenue. Bike parking is available at the intersection of North Avenue and Central Park Place near the festival entrance.

If you don’t need bike parking or a bus option, you can also exit at the Civic Center MARTA station. Walk north on West Peachtree away from downtown to Pine Street and turn right to reach the other festival entrance (walking time is 10 minutes). The Ponce de Leon and Criminal Records stages are here (view festival map). However, the walk is more isolated/there are fewer people on the street, so use more caution.


Bus 2 and bus 102 both stop near the festival. If you are traveling by train, you can transfer for free to bus 2 at the North Avenue and East Lake MARTA stations. Or transfer to bus 102 at the Candler Park and North Avenue stations. Exit either bus at Central Park Place (use Google Maps to get bus directions and stop information).

Otherwise, if you live near the bus routes, you can walk to a bus stop and catch a ride to the festival that way. Fare is $2.50 exact cash or use your Breeze Card. Neighborhoods near the routes include Little 5 Points and Poncey Highland (bus 102) along with Candler Park, Druid Hills and Oakhurst (bus 2). Plus, both buses stop near Virginia Highland and Ponce City Market. View How to Ride MARTA Buses to learn more.

Other Things to Know

  • The Lindbergh Center MARTA station has free daily parking and paid overnight parking closest to festival. Keep your parking garage ticket with you in order to validate it on your return trip inside the Lindbergh Center station. You can also park and ride the bus at the Candler Park (bus 102) or East Lake (bus 2) MARTA stations.
  • Train frequency is every 20 minutes on the weekend. Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time arrivals to plan your trip.

More Information

Festival Map
MARTA Parking Options