Are bicycles allowed at the Festival? Yes, but we ask that you park them outside of the gates and lock to fencing. No, skateboards or bicycle riding is allowed inside the park/festival area for safety reasons.

Is handicapped parking available? Any City parking lot that is so designated as well as street parking on corner of Burnett and High.

Can we bring in coolers or outside beverages and glass containers? No coolers, outside alcohol or glass containers. Security will be checking backpacks, diaper bags and purses at the gates.

If I want to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine do I need an ID wristband? Anyone, 21 years or older will need to have their ID checked and an official Festival wristband will be required. (Other wristbands from other venues are not acceptable.) Please note: Beer sales and Wine sales will require wristband and tickets.

A City of Sebastopol ordinance does not allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the streets of Sebastopol.

Festival organizers have the right to refuse service to anyone that is intoxicated, and such persons can be removed from the festival grounds.


What are the days and hours of the event? Click here for the festival guide.

In case of rain, is the event cancelled? No, the parade and event go on rain or shine.

How much does it cost to attend?  Click here for  pricing. Discounts are available for tickets purchased online or directly at the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.

Can we bring our pets to the Festival? NO! Pets are not allowed (except for legal service dogs) on the Festival grounds for everyone's health and safety. If you bring your pet to the parade please make sure they are on leash, the parade has horses and llamas and it is crowded.

Is parking free and where is it? Parking is limited so arrive early. There is no charge for parking unless private property owners are providing their lots for parking and charge a nominal fee. Please respect the NO Parking signs, or vehicles can be towed. Walk from home whenever possible.

Is the musical entertainment free? All entertainment is included with festival admission.