Location and Parking


The Children's Book Festival will be held the City Opera House located in downtown Traverse City at:

106 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

About The City Opera House

The City Opera House is the oldest of three historically intact Victorian Opera Houses in Michigan. The primary objective of the City Opera House, over the last 29 years, has been the restoration of this unique public environment. With its historic ambiance the theater offers to the northwest region of Michigan an exciting, one-of-a-kind venue for national, international, local and regional entertainment and arts opportunities, educational programming, and public and private celebrations.

Visit the City Opera House

View Larger Map


Whatever your downtown Traverse City destination, a parking space is conveniently available. Two and ten hour metered spaces along the streets and in designated lots make visiting the downtown and waterfront areas hassle free. Don't forget many of these meters offer 30 minutes FREE for quick trips!

If you don't want to think about time on a meter, make the Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck your parking destination. This facility offers the most affordable parking rates in town. Weekdays after 5 pm and all day on the weekends there is no fee. It is located just 2 blocks east of the City Opera House on south side of Front Street.

click here to view a downtown parking map