The Novato Chamber partners with local transit agencies and shop owners to bring you a strong Festival. When it comes to parking at the Festival, real-estate always seems to be at a premium. We suggest that, as much as possible, please try to utilize public transit (SMART, Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit), bike, walk, or carpool to Downtown Novato. There is no designated lot for parking.
NOTE that the Festival closes access to several streets beginning Friday evening (around 9PM) through Sunday). We appreciate all cooperation with local business owners and residents and invite you to claim your parking passes at the offices of the Novato Chamber. Despite the road closures, if you decide to drive, the side streets offer the best chance for your party to find parking. Be careful when parking in public lots, as they may be reserved for businesses (especially on Saturday during normal business hours).
The Festival of Art, Wine & Music spans the heart of Novato's Downtown District and is within walking distance to many local neighborhoods.
Parking at the Festival & Getting to Novato
The Novato Chamber has no official designated parking zones or areas. Parking is limited. Note of caution: the length of Festival on Grant Avenue as well as several of the side streets adjacent to the Downtown are closed to traffic and parking. We suggest taking advantage of public parking lots like the Zenk lot and others as well as utilize public transit, biking, and walking.
The Novato Chamber is proud to offer attendees to the Festival of Art, Wine, and Music a wonderful experience. Despite all of our partnering organizations parking seems to always be at a premium. With that in mind, the Festival would like to make a few suggestions that will help everyone enjoy the weekend a little more.
If you park in adjacent residential neighborhoods, please be courteous of their homes & landscaping. Please do NOT block their driveways.
Be Safe and Stow
Please do NOT leave any valuables in your vehicle. Novato is a very safe town, but it never hurts to exercise caution.
Look for the signs
Parts of Novato have parking restrictions. Be cognizant of using private lots owned by businesses or apartment communities as they may have restrictions. NEVER use private driveways.
Getting to Novato
Each year,the Novato Chamber hosts the region's largest public festival. Bursting with music, food, wine, family fun and of course...Art...this festival has become a cornerstone in the region's social calendar. Enjoy microbrews, live bands, and SO MUCH MORE....oh and ADMISSION FREE!
Be part of the Festival
NInterested in volunteering in your community? Consider volunteering at the Festival of Art, Wine and Music. A fun and dynamic event right here in your own community.
- Great Family Activity
- Support your local Chamber of Commerce.
- Enjoy great music