THE FUSION OF ART, MUSIC, WINE

The Sausalito Art Festival, America's premiere waterfront art, music and wine festival, is held annually on Labor Day Weekend. Considered one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country, the Sausalito Art Festival brings world-class art, music and wine together on the Sausalito waterfront for a festival like none other.

The 67th Annual Sausalito Art Festival will be held August 31-September 2, 2019.


Hours

Friday, August 30, 2019 - Preview Party - 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Tickets 

All tickets are valid for one single day of admission.

To avoid ticket booth lines, we encourage you to purchase tickets online here.

Children (12 and under) - FREE

Seniors (62 & over) - $25. Includes access to daily musical entertainment, Art of Transportation exhibit, Art Tech Pavilion, Children’s Adventure Land, and all Festival food and wine booths.

General Admission - $30. Includes access to daily musical entertainment, Art of Transportation exhibit, Art Tech Pavilion, Children’s Adventure Land, and all Festival food and wine booths.

VIP Single Day Pass - $100. Includes VIP seating, bar and bathroom at Stella Artois Main Stage, and VIP seating at Jean Varda Mosaic Stage. Includes access to Art of Transportation exhibit, Art Tech Pavilion, Children’s Adventure Land, and all Festival food and wine booths.

Preview Party - $150. Includes open wine and Champagne bars, California style BBQ, live entertainment.


Security

For your safety and protection, the Festival provides professional, onsite security and will increase it security measures in 2019.

Armed, Sausalito Police Department Officers will be onsite throughout the weekend.

The San Francisco Police Department will have a recruitment booth on the Festival grounds staffed with armed officers.

The Festival grounds are under camera/video security for your safety.

Metal detectors will be used at Festival entrance gates.

Festival grounds will be “swept” daily with bomb sniffing dogs.

If you need any assistance, or want to report an incident or accident, please locate one of our red-hat volunteer security members or visit the security booth. 

Please Note: All bags and packages will be searched prior to entry. The Sausalito Art Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the policies established for public safety. Backpacks and large purses or bags will not be permitted. We do not offer bag storage. 


Festival Policies

For the safety and enjoyment of all Festival attendees, please observe the following rules. 

  • All bags will be searched. No back packs allowed.

  • The Sausalito Art Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the policies established for public safety.

  • Pets are not allowed on the Festival grounds.

  • No photos or video of artwork without artist permission.

  • Each ticket is valid for admittance to one day of the Festival. Separate tickets must be purchased to attend multiple days. 

  • Smoking is not permitted inside of the Festival grounds.

  • Bicycles cannot be ridden or walked within the Festival site - please use the free bike parking located on the south side of the Festival grounds.

  • Skateboarding and rollerblading on the Festival grounds is prohibited.

  • Alcoholic beverages are sold within the Festival grounds. A valid Driver's License is required to purchase beverages. Beverages include champagne, wine, margaritas, as well as cocktails at the lounges. Regulations require that alcoholic beverages purchased at the event remain onsite. Art Festival security will request disposal of beverages prior to exiting the grounds.


Children's ADVenture land 

Messy Art Festival: presented by the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Daily from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Let’s Make It!: Presented by MOBILE MAKER CLUB

Daily from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Children 12 and under are admitted free to the Festival.


Getting to the Festival 

Public Transportation

There are many transportation options for traveling to the Sausalito Art Festival.

Blue & Gold Fleet will provide a smooth comfortable ride to Sausalito: Schedule

Free Shuttle Buses will transport ferry passengers to and from the Festival and all paid parking lots.

Golden Gate Transit’s bus service is also available; contact 415.455.2000 or www.goldengate.org for ferry and bus information.

Driving: Help us reduce the numbers of cars on the road and ride to Festival with your friends and family.

For those traveling to the Festival by car, take Highway 101 North or South to the Sausalito/Marin City exit and follow the signs to the Sausalito Art Festival.

Parking at the Festival - $15 (lots not managed by SAF; $20)

Fourteen acres of paid parking lots, including Handicapped Areas are available for Festival patrons, and are operational from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The majority of the parking lots are located on the north side of the Festival grounds. Lots are serviced by free shuttles.

  • Parking lot directional signs are posted at the Marin City / Sausalito exit and along Bridgeway.

  • No ins-and-outs at the parking lots.

  • The downtown Sausalito Ferry Landing Parking Lot is serviced by a Free Festival Shuttle Service to and from the Festival’s front gate.

  • The Sausalito Art Festival is not responsible for your vehicle or its contents. Lock your car and do not leave valuables inside.

Ride-share DROP OFF STATION

There is a ride-share/Uber drop off station on the corner of Harbor Drive and Marinship Way, near Mollie Stone’s Market. It is a short walk from the drop off station to the Festival entrance.

Complimentary Bicycle Parking

Free bike parking is located near the Bay Model Visitor Center on the south side of the Festival.


Lawn Etiquette

  • Chair seats may be no taller than 8” from the ground.

  • Chair backs may be no taller than the seated shoulder height of the occupant (no exceptions).

  • Please use only the space you need.

  • Please make space for others.

  • Enjoy!