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Onsite FAQS

Main stage performances (entry from 7th-14th Streets, Jefferson or Madison ave)

Friday, September 29 from 6pm-9:30pm

Saturday, September 30 from 6pm-9:30pm

Sunday, October 1 from 9:30am-1pm


*We recommend arriving one hour before the show start time to get settled—and for pre-show surprises!


Yoga session at the Lincoln Memorial (enter at 23rd and Constitution Ave, NW) 

Saturday, September 30 from 8am-9:30am

We recommend bringing:

  • a picnic blanket
  • your yoga mat if you’d like to sit on it
  • A reusable water bottle (we’ll have water stations)
  • and most importantly, your SMILE 🙂

To access the festival grounds, you can enter anywhere between 7th and 14th Streets (Jefferson & Madison Ave Drives are both open). This will be the main viewing area for the main stage performances. Check-in is not required for open seating.

We encourage everyone to use the DC metro system. Metrorail provides safe, clean, and reliable transit services. The stations closest to the event are: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW, Navy Archives, and L’Enfant Plaza.

You could use ride-share as well if you’d like to.

There’s no parking available within the site, and parking on the surrounding streets will be limited.

For additional information please visit:

Buses circulate the National Mall, covering areas from Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial. Click the links below to learn more:

Metrobus: 30, 32, 34, 36, 70, 74, 79 – see details

DASH: D4, D6 – see details

National Mall Trolley – see details

Tour Buses – see details

Circulator Buses – see details

Yes we do! Check out these options:

SpotHero (Parking): Pre-booking link

FareRyder: 10% discount code WCF23

GoShuttle: 10% discount here

For the most up-to-date information, see here.

Take a look at our SpotHero pre-booking link for discounted pricing:

Absolutely! The World Culture Festival is a family friendly event. Children of all ages are welcome to join in.

We have Info Desks and First Aid tents at multiple locations across the National Mall. You can also contact us via live chat on the website.

Hurray! Your furry loved ones are welcome to join in the general seating area. For the safety and comfort of others, please keep them on a leash at all times.

Yes, public restrooms are conveniently located across the National Mall.

We have a global food truck bonanza waiting for you between 7th and 14th Streets on Madison and Jefferson Ave. Plus, you can also find light snacks within the Mall area!

Feel free to snap away and take pictures & videos to your heart’s delight! Tag @artoflivingusa and #worldculturefestival to share your World Culture Festival moments with us 🙌

Lost and found items can be returned to the WCF Help Desk near 7th Street and Madison Ave, or 12th Street and Jefferson Ave.

Individuals who wish to request disability accommodations should email  We have provided accessible seating in compliance with laws for users of wheelchairs and mobility scooters designed for the transportation of disabled people and people with limited mobility. Companion seating will also be provided where required. To avail of accessible seating, please email us, or, on the day of the events, please visit our accessibility credentialing desks at 7th and Independence, and/or 7th and Constitution. Accessibility seating entries are available at gates 6 and/or 9.
Examples of acceptable documents for proof of disability documentation for accessible seating are:
  • Statements or letters on a physician’s/medical professional’s letterhead stationery
  • Statements, records or letters from a federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • Statements, records or letters from a state vocational rehabilitation agency counselor.
  • Certification from a private vocational rehabilitation or other counselor who issues or provides disability benefits.

Please note that there are also a limited number of chairs available to the general public near 7th street on a first-come first-serve basis.


ASL interpreters will be available and visible for all speaking engagements at the event, but not performances.

For attendees, as long as you have signed up for your pass above, you are all set and don’t have to bring or print anything! General seating is between 7th and 14th St NW at the National Mall. The festival pre-show begins Friday at 5 pm. 

We have limited premium seating (reserved chairs) available for the general public, and only premium seats require a check-in. For premium seating, the check-in counters are located at 12th Street and Madison Drive NW. Check-in counters will open at 3 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. 

First come, first served. Arrive early to get the closest spot!

As a donor benefit, we are excited to announce a limited number of reserved seats near the stage on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Donations can be made here.

The festival is open to all and no donation is required to attend. A limited number of general public seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will also be ample room farther down the Mall to enjoy the sights and sounds of the show.