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DC JazzFest at The Wharf FAQs

What is the address of DC JazzFest at The Wharf?

The address is 101 District Square SW, Washington, DC.

What time does DC JazzFest at The Wharf start?

Music at DC JazzFest at The Wharf starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 3th, and 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 4th. The Wharf is open early and you are encouraged to arrive earlier and experience the District Wharf, DC’s premier waterfront destination.

Do I need tickets for DC JazzFest at The Wharf?

All outdoor general admission (GA) DC JazzFest events at The Wharf are free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register in advance. For better views and experiences, attendees are encouraged to purchase upgraded GA tickets, seated tickets and VIP Club Lounge Passes.

Where can I get tickets for the 2022 DC JazzFest?

The only official place to purchase and register for tickets to this year’s festival is through the DCJF Eventbrite page located at. A link to the page is available on our website:

Can I buy a multi-day pass for this year’s festival?

No. The 18th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf is only offering single day passes to attend on either Saturday, Sept. 3th or Sunday, Sept. 4th. Guests who wish to attend both days of the festival must purchase separate single day passes.

Where can I find the DC JazzFest at The Wharf schedule?

The DC JazzFest at The Wharf schedule will be made available the week of the festival at Note that our schedule is subject to change without notice.

Will I be allowed to re-enter the festival if I leave the premises?

Yes, re-entry is allowed to all attendees with a fully intact wristband.

When will outdoor performances end each night?

All outdoor performances will end by 10PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Where can I purchase food at The Wharf?

There are over 33 bars and restaurants at The Wharf where you can purchase food.

Where can I purchase beverages at The Wharf?

DC JazzFest encourages you to purchase beverages on District Pier at our beverage stations. All beverages sales support our DC JazzFest programs. We will sell assorted soft drinks, water, and beer and wine. Drink and be merry and do so responsibly.

What happens if it rains?

DC JazzFest at The Wharf presents rain or shine. If we experience thunder or lightening during a performance, we must encourage patrons to seek shelter until the weather clears. The performance may be suspended or cancelled at the discretion of The Wharf.

May I bring my children?

Absolutely! DC JazzFest at The Wharf is a family-friendly event.

May I bring my pets?

Yes, pets are allowed.

Is there parking available?

Limited hourly, daily, and monthly parking in The Wharf underground garage can be reserved in advance through Colonial Parking. To learn more about driving, public transit, water taxi, and other methods of getting to The Wharf, visit their Getting Here page. Ridesharing (Uber, Lyft, Taxi) or public transportation is highly recommended.

Is the DC JazzFest at The Wharf Metro-accessible?

Yes! The nearest Metro stops are L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Stations. Both L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow lines) and Waterfront Station (Green line) are less than a 10-minute walk from the festival entrance. The Wharf operates a free blue neighborhood shuttle that runs between the L’Enfant Plaza - Maryland Ave Exit and The Wharf every 10 minutes. The Shuttle information, including real-time stop updates, can be found here: Buses that stop near the festival entrance include 52, 74, P6, V1 and W9.

Where are the public restrooms?

For your convenience, there are several public restrooms throughout The Wharf:

  • Jetty Terminal Building on Transit Pier, below Cantina Bambina (wheelchair accessible)

  • Water Street SW below 800 Maine Avenue, next to Array Floral (wheelchair accessible)

  • Fish Market area, below Tiki TNT

  • Market Pier floating restrooms, available to boaters using Market Docks

What is prohibited to bring to DC JazzFest at The Wharf?

  • Weapons

  • Pedicabs

  • ATVs

  • Fishing and crabbing

  • Coolers, lawn furniture, chairs, or tents

  • Sleeping

  • Releasing balloons

  • Scattering confetti, petals, rice, or similar materials

  • Food trucks or catering (unless permitted by The Wharf for a private event)

  • Amplified music (unless permitted by The Wharf)

  • Open flames or grills (unless permitted by The Wharf)

  • Fireworks (unless permitted by The Wharf)

  • Solicitation of any kind, including engaging in commercial activity (such as offering any item for sale), or conducting surveys or distributing literature, flyers, samples or other items, or requesting donations is prohibited

  • Engaging in expressive activity without the prior written consent by The Wharf

Where are the nearest Capital Bikeshare Stations?

There are Bikeshare Stations at the following locations. Please note that bikes are subject to availability.

  • 7th and Maine SW

  • 9th and Maine SW

  • 4th and M Street SW

Where can I find lost items?

Our Lost & Found will be located at the DCJF Command Center on District Pier.

Vendor Inquiries

As of now, there will be no Vendor Village at this year's DC Jazz Festival.

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