Festival FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are the concerts?
  • Where do I park?
  • Can I buy food and drink at the shows?

The answers to these and other frequently asked questions can be found on the handy FAQ sheet you can download here. It’s a PDF, sized for printing.

Accommodations: Where to stay? Information about local hotels, motels and other links can be found here.

Restaurants: Area restaurants are always supportive of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and we’ve got a comprehensive list on this page.

If you have questions not covered, please use the Comments feature (at the bottom of this web page). Perhaps someone else in our jazz community had an answer to your question.

» Download the FAQ 104 kb PDF

Directions to Healdsburg

The simple version is, drive north on 101 a dozen miles past Santa Rosa and keep your eye out for the signs. If you want more detailed directions, read on.

From Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Fly Horizon Air or another carrier into the Charles M. Shultz Sonoma County Airport (STS, Santa Rosa), and head west on Airport Blvd. to US-101. Cross over the freeway and turn right onto the 101-North onramp. Stay 101-North for approximately 8 miles. Take the Central Healdsburg exit straight onto Healdsburg Avenue. Continue on Healdsburg Avenue to the center of town – the downtown Plaza, at Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street. Welcome to the jazz capital of the North Bay!

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Start going towards the Airport Exit. Take US-101 North towards San Francisco. Take the I-380 West exit towards San Bruno I-280). Go 2 miles. Take the I-280 North exit towards San Francisco. I-280 North becomes CA-1 North (19th Avenue). Stay on CA-1 and drive through Golden Gate Park. CA-1 North then becomes Park Presidio Drive.

Go over Golden Gate Bridge. CA-1 North becomes US-HWY. 101 North. Stay on US-HWY. 101 North for approximately 65 miles. Take the Central Healdsburg exit straight onto Healdsburg Avenue. Continue on Healdsburg Avenue to the center of town – the downtown Plaza, at Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street. Welcome!

Google Directions: San Francisco (SFO) –> Healdsburg

From Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Start going towards the Airport Exit on Airport Drive. Continue on Airport Access Rd. Turn on Hegenberger Rd. Take I-880 North towards Downtown Oakland. I-880 North becomes I-980 East. Take the I-580 West exit towards Richmond San Rafael Bridge. Cross over Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Take the ramp onto US-101 North.

Stay on US-HWY. 101 North for approximately 52 miles. Take the Central Healdsburg exit straight onto Healdsburg Avenue. Continue on Healdsburg Avenue to the center of town – the Downtown Plaza, at Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street. Enjoy!

Google Directions: Oakland (OAK) –> Healdsburg

From Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Google Directions: Sacramento (SMF) –> Healdsburg