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 DC’s best outdoor venue, The Bullpen, just steps from Nationals Park in the Navy Yard!

We have more than 65 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 including perfect rosé and sparkling varietals for summer along with more than 10 delicious 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 65 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!

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, 10+ different delicious ciders on tap, and in addition to the naturally gluten-free ciders, there’ll be a gluten free beer option, too!

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: 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: Summerfest DC will be at The Bullpen, directly across from the Half Street exit of the Navy Yard metro, right in the middle of DC’s most rapidly developing neighborhoods!

Q: What bands are playing? 

A: Our music lineup will be posted soon after we confirm all the acts!

Q: What food trucks will be there? 

A: Our selection of food trucks will be posted soon — expect 6-7 different delicious options to choose from!

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: Yes! The event is rain or shine. The event will only be postponed in the event of extremely hazardous weather conditions and refunds will be offered in any postponement situation.

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 Half Street 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 May 25th. 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!