The entire Novato community is saddened by the tragic passing of Alex Helldoefer. DUI is PREVENTABLE! The Novato Chamber wants everyone to be safe this weekend and please assign a DD and safe ride home. This page is dedicated to the memory of Alex. 

Please visit the Novato Chamber HQ at First and Grant if you need a ride home. We will make sure you get home safely!

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SMART | San Marin - Atherton Platform

Marin/Sonoma residents can take SMART to the San Marin/Atherton Platform. From there it is about a 1 Mile Trip to the Hennessy Funds Stage at Redwood Blvd.

The Downtown Station should be completed by the 2020 Festival of Art, Wine & Music! 

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Thanks to Novato Theater Inc. you can now bike and securely park your bikes at the Festival of Art, Wine & Music. Parking available at First Street


Please enjoy the Festival Responsibly. Designate a safe and sober driver, utilize Ridesharing or public transit. Stay Safe Novato and Rock ON!

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The REDWOOD/GRANT BUS TERMINAL is the nearest Bus Stop to the Festival. Utilize Marin Transit or Golden Gate Transit!


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RIDESHARES | 999 Grant Avenue

Rideshares,like UBER & Lyft can help everyone enjoy the festival. Utilize 999 Grant Avenue; Novato, 94945 for the fastest drop off with easy access to US101


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Utilize clipper payment on both Marin Transit and SMART, as well as other transit systems throughout Marin. 

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Pets are NOT permitted within the Festival. PLEASE do NOT leave them in your vehicle. 

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). 

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Bay Area Residents will be pleased to discover that their Clipper Cards will work on SMART and Marin Transit as well as Sonoma County Transit lines. 

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The Festival of Art, Wine & Music spans the heart of Novato's Downtown District and is within walking distance to many local neighborhoods.

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Drop Off Services


Take a car, but avoid the hassle of parking & commuting about the needs for a designated driver with companies like Uber or Lyft

Copperfield Books Novato offers one of the best locations to arrange for Pickups/Ride Shares. Find the Map to Copperfields with REAL-TIME Traffic below

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Bike Vallet

Avoid the hassle of parking and take your bike. Complimentary Bike Valley parking courtesy of the Novato Chamber and the Novato Theater.

Marin Transit


Take Marin Transit directly to the Festival The Grant and Redwood Terminal sits directly behind the Redwood Stage

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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 have reserved parking. We suggest taking advantage of public parking lots like the Zenk lot and others.



Take SMART to the Festival. The Novato-San Marin Platform is less than a mile from the Festival. You can Also bring a bike onto the Train!


Local Flavors

Local tastes from around the North Bay give our Festival unique flavors. Everything under the sun is available to you and your family!

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Festival of Art, Wine & Music

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!

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Kids Activites

The Festival is perfect for the entire family. FREE ADMISSION means no one has to be left home. Thanks to Novato Pediatric Dentistry, our Kid's Area Sponsor!

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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