In an effort to make the trek to Bloomsday Check-In less stressful, and to reduce traffic on Spokane Falls Boulevard, Bloomsday will be providing a Durham School Services bus service from the Spokane Arena to the Convention Center again this year. The buses will run from one hour before Check-In opens until one hour after it closes on both Friday and Saturday. Riders should look for the yellow buses. There’s no charge for the service, but parking at the Arena is $6.00. Parking is also available at downtown lots and meters all weekend.
On Bloomsday morning, parking is available at the Arena and dozens of lots downtown. Organizers urge those driving to carpool to reduce congestion. In addition, the STA will be facilitating travel to and from downtown with their popular Bloomsday shuttle, which operates from four satellite locations. Drop off and pickup for the shuttle will be on
Any participants riding the STA shuttle on Sunday should leave backpacks and gear bags with their vehicles at the satellite lots (except Corporate Cup participants, who have special instructions for gear bags).
For those not participating, travel through downtown on Sunday morning will be available on Ash, Maple, Division/Browne, and Hamilton, which remain open all day on Bloomsday. Streets near the start (downtown Spokane) and finish (Monroe Street Bridge
Regular bus riders (not Bloomsday shuttle riders) should note that the Plaza will be closed to bus traffic on Bloomsday morning. All downtown routes will detour and use an alternate boarding and alighting area. Additional information is on the STA website.
For those still wanting to participate, late registration for Bloomsday is available for $35.00 during regular Check-In hours at the Convention Center on Friday and Saturday of Bloomsday weekend.