Getting to the festival

Public Transportation

There are many transportation options for traveling to the Sausalito Art Festival, including the Golden Gate Ferry, which transports Festival-goers from Pier 41 in San Francisco directly to the Festival pier. Golden Gate Transit will add extra ferries for the Festival and will sail to downtown Sausalito. Free shuttle buses will transport ferry passengers to and from the Festival. Golden Gate Transit’s bus service is also available; contact 415.455.2000 or for ferry and bus information. Additionally, free valet bicycle parking from Marin Bike Coalition will be provided.


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.


Fourteen acres of paid parking lots, including Handicapped Areas are available for Festival patrons. Parking is coordinated by the Sausalito Rotary Club, and is operational from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (see map below for exact locations of Rotary Parking).

Parking Lot directional signs are posted at the Marin City / Sausalito exit and along Bridgeway. The downtown Sausalito Ferry Landing Parking Lot is serviced by a Free Festival Shuttle Service to and from the Festival’s front gate.


Restrooms are located west of the Security and First Aid tents and adjacent to the Varda Mural at the southwest corner of the lawn area, and on the waterfront to the left of the Lounge and Main Stage. Disabled Access Ramps are provided throughout the Festival grounds and at the Bay Model Visitor Center. Disabled parking is located in the lot across from the Main Gate. 
First Aid
The Red Cross is located at the Southwest corner of the Artist area, against the Army Corps of Engineers Building. Please see Festival Map.
Lost and Found
Please visit the Security booth located along the Southwest corner of the Artist area for any lost items. Lost children will also be escorted to the Security booth.
The Festival Store
Visit the Festival Store where you will be able to purchase commemorative apparel, bags, hats, and more!
Commemorative Posters
The 2017 commemorative poster will be revealed in August. Onsite poster sales, framing, and shipping services are located at the southwest corner of the lawn area against the north side of the Army Corps of Engineers building and near the front entrance.


Places to Stay, Where to Dine & Things to Do in Sausalito!

Sausalito offers first-class hospitality. If you have family or friends looking for accommodations, Sausalito offers a range of overnight options. Whether it’s an intimate bed & breakfast, a main street hotel, waterfront inn, or world class resort, you’ll find all the big city amenities as well as Sausalito’s signature service. Along with stunning waterfront views, Sausalito offers a wide selection of restaurants with innovative cuisine from around the world. There are endless things to do in Sausalito ... whether you want to bike, hike, sail, shop or even just sit, eat and drink by the Bay—Sausalito has it all!

The Official Sausalito Guide

The Sausalito Chamber of Commerce offers a guide to fully experience the premiere waterfront city. 

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