Halloween Parking and Transportation

Current students and staff: park in designated legal parking spaces and be sure your permit is clearly displayed to avoid being towed. Keep clear of hydrants, alleyways, and driveways when parking.

There is no visitor parking allowed on Ohio University property during Halloween weekend. Temporary or time restricted passes, such as Hocking College and High School Employee permits, are not valid this weekend.

Visitors may park at the Athens City Parking Garage on Washington Street. Visitors may also park at the Athens County Fairgrounds on West Union. The cost is $10 per car. Gates open Friday at 11:00 AM. You can park and leave your car at the fairgrounds until Noon on Monday.

Shuttle Bus Route Map
Service has been added again this year for the weekend of the annual Athens Halloween block party on Court St. Buses will be running a continuous loop, with stops at Athens County Fairgrounds parkingUptown near BW3 restaurant, and Richland & Shafer near the Convocation Center. The added service will run 5pm – 2:30am on Friday and 3pm – 2:30am Saturday (the night of the official Athens Halloween Uptown). Standard $1 fare applies.

Transport from/to Lodging

Regular APT service will be running Friday and Saturday, providing connections uptown from area hotels until 8pm Friday and 5:30pm Saturday – to view specific stop locations and times for the hotel you book, click here. For late night service back to hotels, please contact one of Athens’ fine cab services, including Athens Green Cab (740-594-7336), Tabs Taxi (740-594-8294) and Athens GoTo Cab (740-590-4686).

Fairgrounds Parking gates open at 11am Friday, October 24 and will remain open all weekend. Parking fee is $10 and covers the entire weekend (Friday – Sunday). Security will be on the grounds and restroom facilities will be available. Parking areas are well lighted with a shuttle from your car to the buses. The Athens County Fairgrounds may be contacted via e-mail at fairdays@frognet.net or by calling 740-594-2771. No advance sales please. Proceeds benefit the Junior Fair Program. All Ohio University lots are closed Halloween Weekend.

Visitors may park at the Athens City Parking Garage on Washington Street or at the Athens County Fairgrounds on West Union Street for $10 per car. The gates open at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24 and vehicles may be parked until noon on Monday, Oct. 27.

Important contacts

Athens Police Department: 740-593-6606

Ohio University Police Department: 740-593-1911

Ohio University Parking Services: 740-593-1917

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital: 740-593-5551

Autotech: 740-592-1907

Curtis Towing: 740-593-7048

IBX Towing: 740-592-2494

Tab’s Taxi: 740-594-8294

Athens Cab LLC’s: 740-594-7433 (594-RIDE)

Green Cab: 740-594-7336

Athens GOTO Cab: 740-590-4686


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