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WOW Festival 2023 is at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

There are many ways of getting to the WOW Festival at The Rady Shell. We recommend leaving a little extra time to make your trip. 

Getting to the WOW Festival


The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
222 Marina Park Way, San Diego 92101
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Take the Metropolitan Transit System Green Line trolley to the Convention Center stop. Cross Harbor Drive and look for the footpath found between the Convention Center and the Marriott Hotel. From there it’s just a short walk to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park entrance. As you walk SW down the walkway and emerge on the other side, The Rady Shell is towards your left just down the Embarcadero footpath. 

For those traveling from the North side of the city and county, Take the Rapid 215 and then transfer at Santa Fe Station to the Green Line Trolley. All MTS bus and trolley routes can be found at

(Please note: Green Line service past the SDSU stop is not available beyond the 10:06pm 12th & Imperial departure.)

Please see detailed directions for getting to The Rady Shell by car or public transport here.  

FRED – San Diego

You can use FRED, for on-demand rides around Downtown San Diego, including Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Petco park, Local shops, restaurants and more. For details and service hours, visit


If you are driving to The Rady Shell, then follow these directions and reference this helpful map:

From North – take I-5 south, exit Front Street, drive south to Harbor Drive, turn left, proceed to Park Blvd. (just past Convention Center), turn right, parking on your left.

On occasions of heightened Downtown activity (such as Padres games or Comic-Con), we recommend avoiding Downtown traffic by proceeding further down I-5 to the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit. Take a right on Cesar Chavez, proceeding SW to Harbor Drive. Turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before the Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left. Patrons coming down Hwy 163 should take the I-5 south exit before downtown, then once on the 5, take the Chavez exit as noted above.

Patrons coming down I-15 should exit to Hwy 163 south and proceed as above.

From South – take I-5 north, take the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, turn left, drive SW to Harbor Drive, turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before the Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left.

From East – take King/Hwy. 94 west toward downtown. Before coming into downtown, exit to Hwy. 15 south, and then shortly exit to I-5 north. Take the Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, turn left, drive SW to Harbor Drive, turn right, proceed to Park Blvd. (just before the Convention Center), turn left, parking on your left.


Please reference the location on our WOW Festival Map.


Paid and metered parking is available for festival-goers. Closest lots are: 
LOT A, LOT B, Bayfront Garage, San Diego Convention Center. Please reference our WOW Festival map for more parking locations, here.

Ace Parking
Special $12 parking available (normally $25). Use the link below to save:

Thursday and Friday
One America Plaza
600 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
(across the street from MCASD Downtown)

Saturday and Sunday
Columbia Garage
501 West C Street
Lot 1594


Without Walls shows are designed for non-traditional performance spaces. That said, many of the 2023 Festival’s projects can accommodate disabled patrons, particularly if we are aware in advance. Please see the Patron Notes listed for each production for additional information about the experience. If you have questions about mobility or other accommodations, please contact Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or [email protected].

Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing 

There are a limited number of projects that are enhanced by auditory features accessed by an attendee’s smartphone and headphones. For a detailed list of those projects please see the What to Bring: Show Specific FAQ section.

Wheelchair Access

Most WOW Festival projects are easily accessible for wheelchair users, however; please note the following details for THE END may require additional planning.

For THE END, passengers will board and deboard a bus 5 times and walk a total of ½ mile outside the bus, including gravel areas and mildly uneven terrain. The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift, but requires advance notice to prepare seating, please contact Patron Services.

Service Animals

ADA-recognized service animals are welcome at The Rady Shell.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see detailed FAQs for WOW Festival 2023 here.

Please see the FAQs for The Rady Shell here

Food and Drink

There will be food vendors available onsite throughout the Festival hours of operation. You may also bring your own food and drinks. Please note that you may not bring your own alcohol/alcoholic beverages and glass containers of any kind will be confiscated. For detailed information on prohibited items please see the What not to bring FAQ section.