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 12 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!

Your entry ticket grants you unlimited tastes of all of the beers, wines, and cider at Summerfest DC — no additional tickets or tokens to buy!

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, 12 different delicious ciders on tap, and in addition to the naturally gluten-free ciders, there’s two delicious hard italian sodas from Bravazzi that are gluten free as well!

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: The event map can be downloaded and printed or saved to your phone at this link!

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: This year’s music lineup will feature DJ Black Wizard, The Pocket Band, and Cabin Creek — all three are playing both sessions!

Q: What food options will be there? 

A: We will have 6-7 different food options on site, right now Kovi Kitchen, DC Taco Truck, Reba’s Funnel Cakes, Ferrara Foods, and an Indonesian and a Barbecue option.

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

A: We only scan the barcode at the entrance, so you do not need to change the name on the ticket. But if you want to, you can 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 were available until June 1st. 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!