Q: What is Summerfest DC?

A: It's DC's best beer, wine & music festival! We have more than 80 of the very best craft beers available to you for unlimiting tasting in one amazing day! Plus we'll have 20+ wines and 5+ ciders--and you get to try them all! Also, enjoy delicious food available for purchase, live music during all sessions, arts, games, and more!

Q: What beers are being served? Can I try them all?

A: Yes, give it your best shot! We'll have more than 80 beer options available for you to try!

Check our beer list for the latest details--it's being updated daily !

Don't see a beer that you'd like to try?  We're always improving the list, so suggest your favorites at havefun@summerfestdc.com or tweet at us at @SummerfestDC

Q: What about wine? Cider? Gluten-free options?

A: We've got you covered! We'll have about 25 amazing wine options, 8-10 different delicious ciders on tap, and at least two additional gluten-free craft beer options! 

Q: What comes with a VIP ticket?

A: Visit our VIP page for the skinny on our premium ticket option!

Q: Is there a map of all the beers and the venue?

A: YES, we'll post a PDF map of the venue around 2 days prior to the event! 

Q: What bands are playing? 

A: Catch Swell Daze on our mainstage at 12 noon and 5:00 p.m., Sub-Radio at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., and Ken Wenzel & Cross Kentucky at 8:30 p.m.! Sub-Radio is also rocking our Sunday session!

Q: What food trucks will be there? 

A: Choose from DC Slices, Kabob Square, Mojaita Latin Flavor, Lemongrass, DC Taco, DC Crab Cake, Dolci Gelati, Nom Nom Gourmet, Java Cove, Kimchi BBQ Taco, and Quick Bite! On Sunday, we'll have a small selection of these same favorites! 

Q: How do I transfer my registration to someone else or to a different session?

A: Use these instructions from Eventbrite to easily transfer your ticket to a new name. You can also transfer sessions using their system (change in price may be applicable)

Q: Is the event rain or shine?


Q: Can I bring in food? Water?

A: Outside food is OK. Water, in unopened bottles only, are OK--no other outside beverages are allowed. 

Q: Can I bring a bag? Is there a bag check?

A: Purse-size bags are OK. No large bags are allowed and there is no bag check available. Purses will be inspected on entry by security staff, so please have them out and open. 

Q: Do you have to be 21?

A: Yes, all attendees must be 21 years or older--absolutely no exceptions (even babies, sorry!). Please bring your ID to be checked at the entrance. 

Q: What if I don't drink?

A: There will be plenty of water and soft drinks available for purchase, but there are no separate "designated driver" tickets.

Q: What's the best way to get to the event?

A: Short answer: take Metro or rideshare!  The Fairgrounds is directly across the street from the Navy Yard station on Metro's green line.  There is lots of parking in the area at very little cost, but driving is dumb if you're having lots of beer--please don't drink and drive. 

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: Refunds are no longer available. You can transfer your registration to someone else easily using our Eventbrite online ticketing system. 

Q: Can I bring a dog? Cat? Lemming? Mongoose?

A: No, sorry, no furry friends of any sort allowed!

Q: I'm still stumped...help!?

A: Email us at havefun@summerfestdc.com and we'll help you out!