Attending the annual Fringe Festival 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.
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.
The wide sidewalks, flat terrain make SW DC by far the best neighborhood to hop on scooter and explore. You can use your Lyft app to find the closet scooter and reserve it. Take some time between shows to explore the riverfront. Maybe scoot your way to the Titanic Memorial. Only takes a few minutes on a scooter! Be safe & enjoy!
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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 eight of our venues to experience live performance and comradery with your fellow festival goers.
Three walking breaks between shows:
555 Water Street SW
1101 6th Street SW
222 M Street SW
From 1791 until the 1950s, Southwest Washington was the city’s largest working-class, waterfront neighborhood. Follow this trail to the places that recall Southwest’s first settlement, its gritty maturity, and its rebirth as a “new town in the city.”
Market SW is right across the street from the Waterfront Metro stop. Every Saturday there is Farmers Market 9am – 1pm and each Friday a Community Night Market 4pm – 10pm. Market SW is a great representation of the community vibe of SW DC.
2019 Fringe Festival buttons are not required for entry to any festival venue. Button’s grant you discount at participating SW businesses. A full list of available discounts is located at all Official Fringe Festival Venues or look for the signs at participating businesses.