Getting Here

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest takes over the heart of downtown San Jose, at the intersection of the 280, 101 and 87 freeways. The Fest and its partner hotels are just three miles from Mineta San José International Airport, the most accessible air link in the region. San Jose Diridon Station, serving Capitol Corridor, Caltrain and Amtrak, is less than a mile away. There is ample parking adjacent to the festival grounds.

Don’t want to drive? There are a variety of ways to get to Summer Fest without your car, including public transportation options and by bicycle.

Driving In

Summer Fest takes place on 12 indoor and outdoor stages in the core of downtown San Jose, and some familiar streets may be closed to allow for stage locations and access. Learn about traffic control and closures on this handy map.


There are several economical, City-owned garages within walking distance of our stages:

Fourth Street Garage
44 South Fourth Street at San Fernando

Market / San Pedro Square Garage
45 North Market Street between Santa Clara and St. John

Second and San Carlos Garage
280 South San Carlos Street, between San Fernando and San Carlos

Third Street Garage
95 North Third Street, between Santa Clara and St. John

Pavilion Garage
15 South Second Street, between San Fernando and San Carlos

For other parking options near the Fest’s epicenter, Plaza de César Chávez, see the interactive map at

Parking for VIP Ticket Holders

Validated parking included with your VIP admission is located at:

CityView Plaza Garage
Park Avenue, between Market Street & Almaden Boulevard
(Enter at approximately 177 Park Avenue)

Validation coupons will be provided at the main VIP Pavilion at the south end Plaza de César Chávez Park.

Beat the Traffic Jam Blues. Take VTA to the Fest!

Valley Transportation Authority links Santa Clara County to the festival’s location in downtown San Jose with Light Rail and bus lines. Park in any of VTA’s park and ride lots and ride light rail to any downtown station to enjoy the festival. Light Rail runs every 15 minutes on weekends. Multiple bus lines also serve downtown—taking VTA is quick, easy, stress-free, and green. For trip planning assistance, call 408 321-2300 or visit

Valley Transportation Authority

Capitol Corridor

Take the Capitol Corridor/ Amtrak train to San Jose Diridon Station. Ditch the traffic and parking hassles and sit back and enjoy the view. During the ride, you can grab a snack or drink in the Café Car. For the latest fare deals, click here.

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Ride your bike to Summer Fest and get complimentary valet bicycle parking, courtesy of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC). Bicycle parking is located at the Circle of Palms Plaza next to the Main Admission Booth.

SVBC encourages bicycling for everyday use for everyone! Their mission is to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling for people who live, work, or play in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. For more information please visit or their Facebook page.

Parking Corral Dates & Hours:

Fri, Aug 10

Sat, Aug 11

Sun, Aug 12