Q: What is Summerfest DC?

A: It's the highlight of the Summer season in DC -- our capital's best beer, wine & music festival!

We have more than 70 of the very best craft beers available to you for unlimiting tasting with live music from our mainstage all in one amazing day! Plus we'll have 25+ wines and 7+ ciders--and you get to try them all! Also, enjoy delicious food available for purchase, 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 70 beer options available for you to try! We've worked with our friends at breweries near and far to find their best seasonals along with new or rare beers for you to discover!

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, 7+ 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, this year's map can be found by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Q: What bands are playing? 

A: At least two headliner acts will play each session! We're super excited to have DC's own White Ford Bronco playing Session 1 at 2 p.m. and Session 2 at 4:20 p.m!

Joining them on our main stage will be Sub-Radio, His Dream of Lions, Andrew Tufano! And DJ Black Wizard will be spinning on our DJ stage all day!

The full lineup is: 

Session 1: 

12 Noon: Andrew Tufano

12:45 p.m.: Sub-Radio

2 p.m.: White Ford Bronco

Session 2: 

3:30 p.m.: Andrew Tufano

4:20 p.m.: White Ford Bronco

5:40 p.m.: Sub-Radio

Session 3: 

7:45 p.m.: His Dream of Lions

9:05 p.m.: Sub-Radio

Session 4 (Sunday): 

2:00 p.m.: His Dream of Lions

3:15 p.m.: Sub-Radio

Q: What food trucks will be there? 

A: Choose from 9 of DC's best food trucks: Surfside, DC Slices, Carnivore BBQ, DC Taco, India2Go, American Quickbite, Mediterranean Quickbite, Fried Quickbite, Off the Wall Tacos, and Mexicano Square

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 available until May 20th. 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!