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Sausalito Art Festival

Details & Tips to Attend the 2016 Labor Day Festival

Spend this Labor Day weekend at the 63rd annual Sausalito Art Festival. Join more than 30,000 art, music, and food lovers at this premier Bay Area event on September 3 - 5, 2016.

This three-day event offers music from more than 20 local and nationally recognized bands. Top performers this year include Charlie Musselwhite, Super Diamond, and Zepparella.

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Entertainment during the festival

Concert Lineup & 2016 Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage

The main stage houses the headliners. It is a beautiful location right along the waterfront in Sausalito.

Saturday, September 3
  • 12pm to 1pm: Charlie Musselwhite (blues)

  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Blind Boys of Alabama (gospel)

  • 3:00pm to 4:30pm: Squirrel Nut Zippers (jazz/swing)

  • 5pm to 6pm: Monophonics (r&b/soul)

Sunday, September 4
  • 12pm to 1pm: Super Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)

  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Zepparella (All female Led Zeppelin tribute)

  • 3pm to 4pm: Unauthorized Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)

  • 4:30pm to 6pm: Stayin' Alive - A Bee Gee's Tribute

Monday, September 5

  • 12pm to 1:15pm: Edgar Winter (blues/rock)

  • 2pm to 3:15pm: Todd Rundgren (rock/pop)

  • 3:45pm to 5pm: The Zombies (rock)

Artists Stage

The Artists Stage was smaller, but still offered a wide variety of music. Here you could listen to everything from 30's jazz to classical music.

Saturday, September 3
  • 11am to 12:30pm: Vardo Gypsy Jazz (flamenco/jazz)

  • 1pm to 3pm: Marie-Louise and the Humdingers (jazz/blues)

  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm: One Grass Two Grass (bluegrass)
Sunday, September 4
  • 11am to 12:30pm: Romanza (classical)

  • 1pm to 3pm: Deborah Winters Group (jazz/standards)

  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm: Beyond Standard Jazz (jazz)

Monday, September 5

  • 11am to 12:30pm: Bob Culbertson (jazz/world)

  • 1pm to 2:30pm: Carbe and Durand (jazz/flamenco)

  • 3pm to 5pm: The Dixie Giants (Dixieland jazz)

Children & Family Area

The final stage provides entertainment for the entire family. Here you can watch clowns, theater performances and listen to local musicians playing children's music.

In this area, there are a number of hands on-activities such as arts and crafts.

Other Things to Do at the Sausalito Art Festival Details

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A piece of art for sale at the festival

Exhibiting Artists

This year, you can once again buy works of art from more than 270 artists. These are the categories of items that will be on display:

  • 2-D Mixed Media
  • 3-D Mixed Media
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing
  • Drawings
  • Functional Art
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Print Making
  • Sculptures
  • Watercolors
  • Woodwork

Food & Beverage Vendors

The Sausalito Art Festival offers a wide variety of gourmet food options from tasty crab-cakes to homemade noodles. You can also find festival favorites such as hamburgers, turkey legs and ice cream.

Festival goers can pair their yummy treats with premium wines from California, an ice cold Margarita, or some bubbly. The beer selection is also top notch with everything from your standard Budweiser beers to the best local micro-beers on the market.

Silent Auction

The Sausalito Art Festival's Silent Auction is near the front entrance. You can walk through and bid on must have pieces of art and other items. All proceeds go to benefit art scholarships for those wishing to pursue a college degree in the arts.

It is the perfect place to find unique works while supporting a great cause!

More 2016 Festival Details

The hours for the 2016 Sausalito Art Festival are:

  • Saturday, September 5: 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday, September 6: 10am to 7pm
  • Monday, September 7: 10am to 5pm


You can purchase your tickets in advance or at the door. Tickets include admission to the festival and live music for one day. They do not include food or beverages.

The prices for 2016 are as follows:

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors (62 and over): $20
  • Children (6 - 12): $5
  • Children (5 and under): Free

You can buy tickets online in advance (recommended), but this includes a small service fee. You can also wait and buy them at the door, but they have sold out in the past.

Head here to buy your tickets online today.

Map of Festival Location

The 2016 Sausalito Art Festival will be held in Marinship Park (green star on the map). This is north of the main shopping areas and the ferry drop off point (red star on the map).

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Transportation Options

Sausalito Ferry: The easiest way to get here from San Francisco is to take the ferry. Both ferries that service Sausalito will run additional ferries for the festival. After you arrive at the ferry terminal, you can either walk down to the festival or take a free shuttle bus. You can also book your ferry ticket in advance online to ensure you get a spot.

10-Golden Gate Transit Bus: Another easy way to get to Sausalito is to take the 10-Golden Gate Transit Bus. It picks up at several places throughout the city. It also drops off just a couple of blocks from the festival.

  • Fisherman's Wharf: If you are in Fisherman's Wharf, you will want to pick up the bus on the north east corner of Lombard and Fillmore Streets.

  • Union Square: If you are staying in Union Square, you can pick this bus up at 7th and Market Street. Look for the Golden Gate Transit sign and make sure you signal the bus driver as they pull up to the stop. These buses do not stop at every location, so make sure you let them know you plan to take it.

By Car: Driving is an option, but plan on paying quite a bit for parking. The two closest lots (shown in the map with the large blue "P") are $20 each. The further lots run about $10 for the day.

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