That's a big question for the Town of Bala during Festival weekend! We're a big festival in a little town so parking always takes a bit of research.
You'll notice in town parking lots on the festival map - most of these are paid lots being staffed by volunteers and the funds going to support local community groups.
One paid lot, off Mill St. at Muskoka Lumber, and the Curling Club lot, are Accessible Lots. These spaces are reserved for those with the H license plate or window display. The shuttle stops very close by, making it great for those with mobility concerns.
Road side parking is a common practice for festival, be sure to pay heed to No Parking signs, Driveways and Emergency Routes. We do hate to see people towed.
Johnston's Cranberry Marsh offers car parking and the opportunity to catch a shuttle bus into the festival center. With events, vendors and attractions at both locations. Don't just see one, thinking you've seen it all.
Shuttles schedule can be found here.
Gravenhurst. We do offer a shuttle bus from Gravenhurst to Bala on all days of Festival. You could avoid parking in Bala by leaving your car in Gravenhurst and taking the shuttle bus. It picks up at Sawdust City Brewery and The Residence Inn at the Muskoka Wharf.