Outside of the run of the annual OC Fair, parking is available in the area immediately in front of the Pacific Amphitheatre.
For concerts taking place during the OC Fair, guests will be directed to best available parking available at the time you arrive. Please note that entrance to the Pacific Amphitheatre events during the run of the Fair is through the Fair itself. After parking, enter through whichever Fair gate is closest, Blue Gate, Green Gate or Yellow gate, and proceed toward the Pacific Amphitheatre.
One way to simplify the parking process is to chose the Pacific Amphitheatre VIP Parking option. When choosing this option, it is very important that you follow route directions precisely. Failure to do so could cause you to be unable to access the VIP parking lot. For more information on the VIP parking option, please click here.
Parking rates are:
- General Parking Passenger Cars: $10
- General Parking Buses and Limos: $20
- Pacific Amphitheatre VIP: $30
During the run of the OC Fair, Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days and on-site parking often sells out. When this occurs, guests will be directed to the nearest offsite parking available. Offsite parking is free and in some cases, shuttle service will be available to transport guests.
Pacifc Amphitheatre VIP Parking
VIP Parking is available online at ticketmaster.com and at the OC Fair Box Office at Pacific Amphitheatre.
- VIP Parking sales end 24 hours before each show
- VIP Parking is NOT available for purchase the day of the show.
- Entry to VIP Parking through Gate 4 ONLY.
For some performances, a preferred seating / VIP parking combination package will be available. These seats include a $30 VIP parking ticket. These combination packages are very limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Each package will be limited to 2 performance tickets to help ensure that as many guests as possible are able to take advantage of this option.
When choosing the Pacific Amphitheatre VIP parking option, it is very important that you follow the directions below. Occasionally, the Costa Mesa Police must shut down Arlington at Fairview. When this happens, the VIP lot will not be accessible by this route
To avoid Fair congestion follow these directions for VIP Parking:
VIP Parking From 405:
Exit the 405 Freeway at Bristol St. Go south on Bristol. Turn right onto Southbound Newport Blvd. Turn right onto Arlington Dr. Enter through Gate Four.
VIP Parking From 55:
Exit the 55 Freeway at Baker St. Go west on Baker. Turn left onto Bristol St. Turn right onto Southbound Newport Blvd. Turn right onto Arlington Dr. Enter through Gate Four.
NOTE: Please do not park on the community streets in the area surrounding the OC Fair without the permission of the owner. These areas may require parking stickers. Vehicles without these stickers are subject to tow at the owner’s expense.