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Map, Directions and Parking

Metro Trip Planner

The Metro Expo/Crenshaw light-rail station is on Crenshaw Boulevard within a block of Rodeo Road and the Taste of Soul festival.

From the San Fernando Valley take the Orange Line to the Red Line, to the Expo Line and exit on Crenshaw Boulevard.

From Long Beach travel to downtown Los Angeles on the Blue Line, which has connections to the Green Line at Willowbrook Station and to the Expo Line at Pico Station.

From Pasadena or East Los Angeles ride on the Gold Line to Union Station and transfer to Red/Purple Line to 7th St/Metro Center and then hop on the Expo Line to Crenshaw Blvd.




Time: 10 am to 8 pm

East of Crenshaw Blvd.:

  • Bronson Ave. & Coliseum St. (Corner adjacent to Chase Bank)
  • Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School Parking Lot/Basketball Courts
  • Audubon Middle School Parking Lot/Basketball Courts (Back of School)
  • Stocker St. & McClung Drive (One block Eash of Crenshaw Blvd.)
  • Bronson Ave. & 39th Street (Corner directly behind US Post Office)

West of Crenshaw Blvd.:

  • Rodeo Rd. & S. Victoria Ave. (Look for Rideshare Shuttle signs)
  • Dorsey High School/Rancho LA Cienega Park Parking Lot
  • Coliseum Elementary School Parking Lot
  • Coliseum St. & S. Victoria Ave. (Look for Rideshare Shuttle signs)




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There is ample secure parking for bikes at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza located at the the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvds.



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From the South

110 Freeway South Exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Go West on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd.

From the North

110 Freeway North Exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Go West on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd.

From the West

405 Freeway South/North to10 East, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.
10 Freeway East, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.

From the East

10 Freeway West, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.



Hillcrest Elementary School, 4041 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Free parking is available at the following Expo Line stations:

  • Expo/Crenshaw (220 spaces)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (476 spaces)
  • Culver City (586 spaces)

Parking for a $2 fee is available at:

  • Expo/Sepulveda (260 spaces)
  • Expo/Bundy (217 spaces)
  • 17th St/SMC (67 spaces)

For more information on parking and parking fees visit

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Taste of Soul is FREE!

  • Bring plenty of cash for all the great food!
  • Make new friends
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Be courteous
  • Visit with all the vendors & sponsors
  • Take lots of selfies
  • Tweet and share pics & messages
  • Eat, Eat, Eat
  • Dance, sing and have fun!
  • Fold up, stand back chairs ONLY
  • Download the Taste of Soul App
  • Enter for a chance to Win a New Hyundai
  • Hashtag #Tasteofsoul
  • Supervise your children at all times

  • No snakes
  • No reptiles
  • No hoverboards
  • No pop ups (tents)
  • No coolers
  • No barbecue pits/grills
  • No dogs/cats (only service animals allowed)
  • No tables/chairs (only sand back fold up chairs)
  • No umbrellas
  • No wagons
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No glass or metal containers
  • No metal utensils
  • No misc. sharp objects
  • No blow up furniture of any kind
  • No littering
  • No disrespect of others
  • No hate or negative speech
  • No marijuana
  • No megaphones or amplified sound
  • Walking bikes only
  • No scooters or skateboards
  • No drones

Thank you for your cooperation!!


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