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.
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
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 parksj.org.
Bike and Scooter Share
There are Lyft bike share locations and docks all over downtown San Jose, including at Diridon Station, San Carlos Street at the Main Entrance to the Fest and at other nearby locations. Visit the Lyft website for more information. Electric scooters are plentiful in the downtown area.
If you’re using a car service or being dropped off, there is a dedicated drop off/pick up location in front of the Civic Auditorium on San Carlos Street, adjacent to the Fest entrance.
Valley Transportation Authority links Santa Clara County to the festival’s location in downtown San Jose with bus lines–Light Rail is not operational at this time. 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 vta.org.