Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Sea Port Village, 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA


One of the beautiful things about the Wonderfront festival is that you won’t be spending hours in your car trying to get in and out of crowded parking lots. Even better, we highly recommend you get a hotel room downtown for the weekend so you can have the full experience and party late into the night at the many after-parties and downtown clubs. if you are visiting from out of town, downtown San Diego is easy to get around.  The airport is right downtown, you literally land in the city.  The train comes right to Santa Fe Train Depot just a mere three blocks from the festival entrance gates.  The Trolley lines make multiple stops within blocks of the festival gates.  There are rental scooters and bikes all around downtown and the waterfront. There are water ferries to move you along the Wonderfront and over to Coronado Island. With the festival happening right downtown everything is within an easy walking distance.

Free shuttle service may be appealing to your festival goers.


The main entrances to the festival venues are located at these locations:


Box Office location:

585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101

To get to the venue locations coming from North of San Diego:

Take I-5 Frwy south and get off on Front Street heading south, turn right on W Ash Street heading west, turn left on Pacific Highway and follow to Seaport Village. OR Take I-5 Frwy south and get off on Front Street heading south and stay on Front Street to Harbor Drive, turn right on Harbor Drive to go towards Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North.

To get to the venue locations coming from South of San Diego:

Take I-5 Frwy north to exit 14B, Cesar Chavez Pkwy, and go south, turn right on E Harbor Drive and take this to Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North.

To get to the venue from the San Diego International Airport:

You will leave the airport on N Harbor Drive heading south, follow Harbor Drive until you reach Broadway Port Pier entrance, or continue a few blocks further to the Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North entrances.

To get to the venue from the Santa Fe Train Depot:

Leaving the train depot main doors head south on Kettner for ½ a block, turn right on Broadway and go two blocks into the Broadway Port Pier and then jump on our free Old Town Trolley shuttle to the Seaport Village entrance.




An important difference with the Wonderfront Festival experience from other festivals is that your hotel room can literally be steps from the festival grounds.  And with our re-entry policy you can come and go to your hotel room quickly and easily. When the festival winds down each night you can keep your party going at the Gaslamp Quarter after-parties knowing your room is just steps away. No need to drive anywhere, no long waits in parking lots, no long trips back to your home to go to bed.  Instead your hotel room is right there when you want it.  It’s your experience, your way.


The Wonderfront Festival has partnered up with exclusive hotels to bring you these great package deals! These Hotel & Ticket Packages allow you the convenience to book your hotel and buy your festival tickets both at the same time, along with additional package amenities that you can only find as part of these packages. Hotel Package options are for two (2), three (3), or four (4) people and can be chosen from many hotels we work with. You can choose a hotel with your choice of General Admission (GA) or (VIP). Check out these special offers by selecting the “Special Package Deals” button below.




Noon – 10:30 pm each day

Stops are:

1004 N. Harbor Dr. at Broadway
In front of The Headquarters
948 Kettner Blvd

Service is free to the public.


If you are driving to the festival we strongly encourage you to buy your parking pass in advance.  We have reserved spots at some of the close-in parking garages and lots for your convenience. This will save you time on event days as you will have a reserved spot and know right where you are going.

 If you do not purchase advance parking there are other paid parking lots and garages around the downtown area.

ADA accessible parking is available at the nearest parking garages to our entrance gates; the Grand Hyatt garage, the Convention Center garage, and the Hilton Bayfront garage.



If you are flying into San Diego International Airport, you are approximately one mile from the festival gates.  Therefor we suggest a quick taxi or ride share to the festival grounds.


 If you are coming into San Diego via Amtrak train or Coaster, you will want to get off at the Santa Fe Train Depot stop right in downtown San Diego.  The train depot is within three blocks of our Broadway Port Pier trolley shuttle stop, so if you come in by train you can walk right to the trolley shuttle to Seaport Village, or you can walk about 6 blocks from the depot to the Embarcadero Marina Park North main entrance gates.

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If you are coming into downtown on the San Diego Metro Trolley here are the stops we recommend getting off at and the nearest festival entrance gates to each:

Green Line: Santa Fe Depot.

  • Seaport Village (Seaport Village/Embarcadero Marina Park North/Ruocco Park entrance gates).

Blue Line: America Plaza Station.

Orange Line: Courthouse Station.

Please remember to check all Trolley schedules for station times for each day of the week.

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Ridesharing locations for drop-off and pick-up are located near the festival grounds main entrance, on Pacific Hwy, North bound side of the street, just south of Harbor Drive on the west side of the Headquarters shopping center, as well as just north of Harbor Drive on Pacific Hwy. The Headquarters shopping center is on the northern side of Seaport Village, and the main festival grounds entrance is located on the southern side of Seaport Village. Please advise your rideshare drivers to only use these drop-off and pick-up locations during the festival hours. 


San Diego is one of the best cities in the world for a vacation.  There are many amazing attractions to see and do, incredible restaurants and nightlife, beautiful beaches, tons of shopping, water activities, awesome surf breaks along 70 miles of coastline, and just a laid back casual lifestyle that is hard to replicate anywhere else.  San Diego is more than a city, it’s truly a way of life.  We highly recommend if you are coming to town for the Festival that you add on a day or two on either side of the weekend to explore some of San Diego’s must see’s.  

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Funded in part with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.

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