Directions from Portland, OR and all points south:
Esther Short Park
8th & Columbia Streets
Vancouver, Washington USA 98660
On-street parking is free throughout downtown on weekends. Parking is also available in city parking garages.
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Directions from Seattle, WA and all points north:
Policies & Restrictions for our Enjoyment, Safety & Security:
In the words of Bobby McFerrin, "Don't worry, be happy!" You are attending a cultural arts event featuring internationally acclaimed GRAMMY-winning and Blues Award-winning musicians, as well as world-class local and regional musicians and 'up-and-coming' student musicians. Turn off your cell phone and stroll around with your date or friend. Look at all the fine art and crafts and buy something beautiful. Taste and sample some lovely wines. Sit in the sun or shade and enjoy a meal. Check out our participating sponsors and exhibitors, see all the cool things they have to offer. Have a GREAT time! Above all else - be nice to your neighbors...be respectful of other people...thank our volunteers...and be kind - it will echo back to you.
Seating is General Admission. Seating is grass seating or on blankets. Chairs: only low-back lawn chairs or sand chairs are permitted. Please do not bring tall lawn chairs because people behind you want to see too! If you bring a tall lawn chair, you must be seated to the far left or far right of the stage – not in the center. Please be respectful of other people. The Festival does not provide chairs. There is no reserved seating. Do NOT take or remove a folding chair from a VIP area, or any area of the park—these are FESTIVAL chairs. Please pay attention to any signs which may indicate designated seating such as “blanket” or “chair” or “handicap” etc. Esther Short Park is owned by the City of Vancouver and is ADA compliant according to the City of Vancouver. The park is handicap accessible for wheelchairs and walkers, according to the City of Vancouver.
ID, Admission & Wrist Bands:
BRING YOUR ID. Photo ID is required to enter for proof of age!! Discount tickets purchased online are at WILL CALL. A Festival Ticket is admission to the Festival. There is not a separate ticket for concerts performances. All online tickets are Adult General Admission. Actual day-of-show Gate Tickets prices may vary from the currently published internet Gate Ticket price. All concerts are subject to change. No refunds. No exchanges. No Rain Checks. All sales are final. Online ticket prices and Gate ticket prices are subject to change due to demand. All performances are rain or shine. Children aged 12 and younger are FREE with a paid adult. A Festival Wrist Band and hand stamp must be worn at ALL times, and is required for re-entry.
Kids and Family:
We are a family friendly cultural arts event, open to all ages. We want your children to hear the music and see all the fantastic fine art – maybe there is a budding jazz musician, painter, sculptor, or other artist out there! With that in mind, children aged 12 and younger are admitted FREE with their parents or adult guardian. However, ALL children and minors under the age of 21 MUST be accompanied AT ALL TIMES by a parent or adult guardian. Period. No exceptions. No one under the age of 21 may buy, consume, or possess alcohol at any time. All persons under the age of 21 are restricted from the premises at 9:00 pm. This includes staff and volunteers.
Restrictions & Limitations - because it must be said:
Whew! That's a lot of stuff. Above all else, remember - be nice to your neighbors...be respectful of other people...thank our volunteers...and be kind - it will echo back to you.