Get the most out of your summer in SW DC. Be aware of street closures. Don’t wait till the day of to figure out how to get to the Festival. There is a lot going on in SW DC from Fringe, Concerts, All Star Baseball & Opening of Audio Field July 12 - 17, Farmers Market and the Community Night Market. Plan ahead to have fun and not stress yourself out and those around you.
4th & M Street, SW and 4th & E Street, SW
Departs from The Wharf’s Transit Pier and travels to Georgetown in DC and Old Town Alexandria.
The SW Neighborhood Shuttle is free and open to the public. The shuttle runs daily with 10-minute headways. It travels between the Wharf, L’Enfant Plaza Metro/VRE station (7th St. and Maryland Ave. SW), the National Mall (7th St. at Independence Ave. SW) and L’Enfant Plaza on 10th St. SW. The shuttle runs Monday – Thursday from 6:30am–11:30pm; Friday from 6:30am–1:00 am; Saturday from 9:00am–1:00am and Sunday from 9:00am–11:00pm.
Street parking is scarce around the Festival, just like in all of DC. You are encouraged to use public transportation or use a paid parking garage. A list of garages can be found at capitalfringe.org. If you are coming by boat, the Wharf’s Coordinates are as follows: N 38° 52.600’ / W 077° 01.334’. Check availability and docking fees.
Fourth Street Garage
1101 Fourth Street SW
$12 – $14
L’Enfant Plaza Parking
420 10th Street SW
$10 - $44
800 Maine Street SW
$ 5 – $25
DC Wharf Parking
off Maine Avenue SW. Open 24 hours
$5 - $26
Attending the Fringe is not just about seeing what’s on the stage, but also exploring the neighborhood. SW DC has lots of big trees that provide cooling shade and there are plenty of public benches on which to sit and review your show sections or chat with new or old friends.
Southwest is a genuinely very bikable and walkable DC neighborhood. Once you arrive here, you’ll find plenty of places to secure your bike. You’re encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, check out the area and pop in and out of all five of our venues to experience live performance and comradely with your fellow festival goers.
Market SW is right across the street from the Waterfront Metro stop and is the central gathering point for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival. You will find a box office with Fringe staff ready to sell you tickets and talk you through show selections. The Market features an outdoor stage which will showcase live music and variety acts. Every Saturday there is Farmers Market and each Friday a Community Night Market. Market SW is a great representation of the community vibe of SW DC. You will want to come back often throughout the Festival and during the course of the year.
Every Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at CityBar (400 E Street, SW), join Fringe staff as we delve into the steps of How to Fringe and explore the SW. You may have been Fringing for many years or this is your first time, regardless there is always something to learn or an inside tip that will help you take your Fringe experience to the next level. All are welcome and happy hour prices are available with your 2018 Fringe Festival button.
We believe that theatre matters and that freedom of expression is essential to a democratic society. We encourage you to attend at least one show that is not within what you have defined as your taste or aesthetic. Will you learn something or just confirm what you already know? This July we encourage you to open yourself up to a new point of view!