Where is the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival?
The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is held in downtown Lafayette, California on Mt. Diablo Blvd. west of Moraga Road and east of Dewing Ave., on Lafayette Circle and in La Fiesta Square. Alcohol can only be consumed within the Festival footprint. Visitor's Guide >>
Where should I park for the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival?
The best place to park for the Lafayette & Wine Festival is in the Lafayette BART parking lot. Look for signs and for the FREE shuttle to the event although it is within walking distance of the Festival. Public lots and street parking is available but please note - do NOT park in private lots, they will ticket and tow! Parking Map>>
Can I take BART to the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival?
Yes! Take BART to the Lafayette station and walk the path south to the Festival or take the free shuttle. BART will be running with normal service hours for the festival weekend. Follow the signs! Festival Map>>
Where is handicap parking?
BART has handicap parking spaces with an accessible shuttle running from the lot to the festival entrance. There is also handicap parking at Walgreens, 3614 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Learn more about ADA accessibility options here. Parking Map>>
Do I need to wear at mask at the Festival?
Every year our single highest purpose is to make sure we produce a safe and clean environment for our attendees, our vendors and our volunteers at our community events. We will carefully follow the guidelines and protocol developed by the CDC and the California Department of Public Health. Contra Costa County officials have aligned with those agencies.
How much does the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival cost?
Admission to the Festival is FREE! All music is FREE! Parking in the BART lot, the shuttle and the bike valet is FREE! To partake in the fundraising efforts of the Festival, you buy a glass - either a wine or a beer glass - and drink tickets. Glasses are $10 each and tickets are $10 each although there are package options that offer big discounts. Kid Zone rides and activities vary per activity. Tickets for the Kid Zones are purchased at the Kid Zone ticket booths. Food vendors and restaurants are throughout the Festival offering a very wide variety of eats. Local businesses and Festival vendors are open for shopping! Visitor's Guide >>
Where do I buy tickets?
Look for ticket booths throughout the Festival! The main ticket booth is located at the corner of Oak Hill Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd. Festival map >>
Do I need a wristband?
Anyone who is 21 years of age and older and wants to consume beer or wine in the Festival footprint will need to wear tightly on their wrist a wristband. There is NO COST for the wrist band but in order to be served, you will need to be wearing it tightly around your wrist. IDs are checked for anyone looking under 30 years of age. Wristbands are applied at all ticket booths throughout the festival. Regardless of age, you must have a wristband to be served. Visitor's Guide >>
What wine and beer will you be serving?
The beer and wine selections will be posted once we know what the weather will be like! The Premium Wine booth offers local wines but requires 2 tickets per glass. Food and Drink >>
Will there be any non-alcoholic beverages available?
Food vendors throughout the Festival will be selling all types of beverages. Bring your own refillable water bottle and refill at any of our four water stations that are located 1) Near the Bank of the West Stage, 2) in La Fiesta Square next to Tutu's (formerly Chow) 3) at the Main Gate near Starbucks, and 4) near the Fiesta Stage. Food and Drink >>
Can I use my wine/beer glass for water?
Yes! This is encouraged. Stay hydrated by filling your glass at any of our four water stations that are located 1) Near the Bank of the West Stage, 2) in La Fiesta Square next to Tutu's (formerly Chow) 3) at the Main Gate near Starbucks, and 4) near the Fiesta Stage. View Map >>
Can I bring my own water bottle?
YES! This is highly encouraged! Stay hydrated by refilling at any of our four water stations located 1) Near the Bank of the West Stage, 2) in La Fiesta Square next to Tutu's (formerly Chow) 3) at the Main Gate near Starbucks, and 4) near the Fiesta Stage.
Can I bring my own wine glass?
No, please understand that this is a fundraiser. Only this year's glasses will be sold and can be served. If you do not want to take your glass home with you, please return it to a ticket booth for recycling. Please do not put it in landfill!
Can I use last year's glass?
No, please understand that this is a fundraiser. Only this year's glasses will be sold and can be served. If you do not want to take your glass home with you, please return it to a ticket booth for recycling.
Do you accept Apple Pay or equivalent?
Yes, all ticket booths will accept almost any type of credit card/debit card even "tap" cards and Apple Pay. Cash is also accepted but discouraged due to health concerns.
Is the music really FREE?
Yes! Three stages plus a Family Stage will be playing music and providing entertainment all day both days. Music Schedule >>
Is this a child friendly festival?
Absolutely! The Festival is kid and stroller friendly. There are three kid zones offering rides and activities for all ages and a Family Stage with entertainment for kids and by kids all day both days! The Family Stage is located in the Uncle Yu's parking lot at the corner of Oak Hill Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd. Family Fun >>
What kid rides and activities will be at the Festival?
There are three kid zones offering rides and activities for all ages and a Family Stage with entertainment for kids and by kids all day both days! Ride options for the event may include: Rock Climbing Wall, Train, Gemstone Mining, Pirate Ship, Bungee Trampoline, 90' Super Fun Slide, and Bounce Houses. The Family Stage is located at the west end of the Festival on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Family Fun >>
Should I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome at the Festival but must be leashed and in control at all times. Dogs are happiest and safest before 1p.m., while sidewalks are cooler and less crowded. Dogs must be kept 20ft away from any food. A dog cooling station is located at 30 Lafayette Circle. Water bowls are throughout the festival. Please consider these tips before bringing your dog to the festival >>
Are bikes, skateboards and scooters allowed?
We encourage you to bike, skateboard or scooter TO the festival but NOT IN the festival for the safety of our guests. There is a free bike valet in the Lamorinda Music parking lot. But remember to pick up your bike before the festival closes for the night! Parking Map >>
How do I get to Postino with Mt. Diablo Blvd. being closed?
From Mt. Diablo Blvd. going west or from Moraga, take Moraga Road, take Brook Street, right on Hough, left on Lafayette Circle, turn right behind the Bank of the West. Traffic controllers will be along Hough and Lafayette Circle to assist you.
From Mt. Diablo Blvd. going east, take a right on Dewing, left on Brook, left on Hough, left on Lafayette Circle, right behind the Bank of the West. Traffic controllers will be along Hough and Lafayette Circle to assist you. Parking Map >>
Are downtown businesses open during the Festival?
Yes, most downtown businesses are open during the Festival. For services, please call the business to verify.
When do the roads close for the Festival?
Beginning at 7:00pm on Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 at approximately 10:00pm, Mt. Diablo Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Moraga Rd. to Dewing Avenue. The east portion of Lafayette Circle (by Round Up Saloon) will also be closed from Mt. Diablo Blvd. to Hough Ave. Residents and Businesses will be allowed access up to American Kitchen Restaurant.
Parking restrictions in the affected area will begin at 4:00pm on Friday, September 16. All meters will be “bagged” with no parking notices at that time so that all vehicles can be removed before the street officially closes at 7:00pm. Cars parked in the area after that time will be subject to towing. Please note that parking lots with access/egress only on Mt. Diablo Blvd. will also be affected as cars parked there after 7:00pm will not be able to leave. Parking Map >>
Where is First Aid?
Where is lost and found?
If you "find" something, please take it to the Bank of the West ticket booth. All "lost" items will be secured until identified. Check with the Bank of the West ticket booth during Festival hours or call (925) 284-7404.
What if I see or experience an emergency?
CALL 911 immediately from your phone. The Festival has a dedicated dispatch unit and help will be immediately on their way.
When is the next Lafayette Art & Wine Festival?
The 2023 Festival is scheduled for September 23 & 24.
What if I have additional questions?
Call the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce office at (925) 284-7404.