The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.
The Festival is FREE and open to the public!
Directions & Parking
The residential streets near the park are now designated Residential Parking Only and your vehicles WILL be ticketed or towed. Fines for parking on residential-only streets during festivals are now $75.00! We don’t want your festival experience to end on a negative note, so please make arrangements for alternative transport
ALERT: Do NOT park on the residential streets surrounding Piedmont Park!
Park entrances open to pedestrians and cyclist walking their bikes include:
- Park Drive Bridge (access Park Drive from Monroe Drive)
- 10th Street & Charles Allen (park runs along 10th Street from just west of Monroe Drive on 10th Street to a block short of Piedmont Avenue & 10th Street)
- Piedmont Avenue & 12th Street
- Piedmont Avenue & 14th Street
Ride your bicycle to the park!
We will have a FREE bike valet station located on 10th Street near Park Tavern for you to hop off of the Beltline and safely store your wheels during the festivities.
Don’t own a bicycle? You can rent one! Check out www.atlantabike.org/rentals
Scooter parking is located in the park on 10th Street across from the bike valet. All scooters should be dropped and retrieved from scooter parking. Scooters must not be left around the neighborhood sidewalks, and like bikes, scooters cannot be driven through the festival grounds.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the Atlanta Jazz Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot near Piedmont Park with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
The nearest MARTA stations are Midtown and Arts Center, both located just a few walkable blocks from the Park.
Use visitor map for quick reference to stages, restrooms, vendors, first aid & exits.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a Class A Festival, which means there are a number of rules and ordinances in place to help keep us all safe in a large festival environment.
We love our furfriends too, but we must all leave our dogs, cats, ponies, and mini-pigs at home, whether they are leashed or not. This applies to the festival footprint only; the Piedmont Park Dog Park will remain open as usual.
Grilling is prohibited in all areas of the park during the festival. We recognize this is a huge change from previous years. Piedmont Park will be back open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, so that you may return to the park and enjoy the holiday and the grills with your loved ones.
There can be no solicitation, passing of handbills/flyers, or any sales activities except with written permission.
While you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages, please be sure to transfer your items to a shatter-proof container, as glass containers are prohibited in parks.
The City of Atlanta passed an ordinance banning smoking in public parks. This includes, “inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted tobacco product including cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.”
Tents cannot be staked into the ground in order to secure them. Sandbags are one safe alternative. Tent footprint may not exceed 10′ x 10′.
Class A Festival ordinances also prohibit use of motorized vehicles, except for those required for ADA mobility and for use by emergency and festival personnel. No skateboard, roller-skate, bicycle, motorcycle, or moped riding is allowed during event times. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will have a FREE bike valet located in Piedmont Park on 10th Street near Park Tavern to safely store your bicycles during the festival.
No playing of portable radios, musical instruments or similar devices that are plainly audible to others in the park, unless part of event programming.
Please place all litter in designated receptacles. There are waste and recycling bins located all over the park. Use them. Seriously. This is a polite reminder (and another city ordinance!)
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is proud to support our local artists, artisans and entrepreneurs. Between musical performances, patrons always find their way to the Artist Market, where they look forward to scouting rare finds and collectible artwork.
If you are interested in being a merchandise vendor in our Artist Market, please visit our vendor manager’s website to register and apply for consideration. All vendor questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food & Beverage Market
Please note that glass containers and all grills (including electric, propane and charcoal) are prohibited during the festival. Chafing dishes are also prohibited, since any sort of open flame (including Sterno) is not allowed. Don’t worry! There are LOTS of food vendors near all of the stages throughout the park to satisfy your hunger.
If you are interested in joining the Festival Marketplace as a food vendor, please visit our vendor manager’s website to register and apply for consideration. All vendor questions may be directed to email@example.com.