Q: What is Summerfest DC?

A: It's the highlight of the Summer season in DC -- our capital's best beer, wine & music festival -- at a huge new venue this year in the Capitol Riverfront!

We have more than 55 of the very best craft beers available to you for to try with live music from our mainstage all in one amazing day! Plus we'll have 25+ wines and 8 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 55 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!

This year's final beer list has now been posted -- check it out!

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+ different delicious ciders on tap, and a Gluten Free beer option from Lakefront Brewery! 

Q: What comes with a VIP ticket?

A: Visit our VIP page for the skinny on our premium ticket option! It's a great bonus experience to treat yo'self...check it out! 

Q: What is the "Sunday Brunch & Brews" Session?

A: DC loves brunch! For our guests attending on Sunday's session from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., you'll enjoy all the same features as Saturday's sessions, but we're adding two different mimosa options to taste and exclusive brunch bites on offer from all the food trucks to the party!

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

A: A map will be posted about 3-4 days prior to the event. Stay tuned!

Q: what is the venue?

A: We are using more than 40,000 square feet of the Yards Park's festival lot at 136 N Street SE -- tons of room to spread out, right across from the Navy Yard green line Metro!

Q: What bands are playing? 

A: Enjoy music from Carter Lou & The Project and The Duskwhales from our main stage. And DJ Black Wizard will be spinning on our DJ stage all day!

Q: What food trucks will be there? 

A: We're adding more trucks everyday, but we've already got DC Slices, Dirty South Deli, Yellow Vendor, Tasty Kabob, Fireman's Cafe, Miso Honey, and Meggrolls slated to offer great grub for you!

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?

A: Thank god, the darn weather is cooperating this weekend. Clear skies, full beers, can't lose!

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 event venue is directly across from the Navy Yard station on Metro's green line -- use the New Jersey Ave exit.  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 June 9th. 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!