ABOUT LAWFF

The inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival, in conjunction with Frieze Week Los Angeles, takes place in Santa Monica on March 1-3, 2024. The event boasts a stellar lineup of 90+ participating chefs, including 16 headliners, each contributing unique dishes to the festival. But in true LA fashion, we are so much more than just a festival; with a different headlining DJ on each day, live art installations, unlimited food & drink, and themed rooms inspired by LA neighborhoods, LAWFF is a fully immersive celebration of our beloved city.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

WHAT IS LAWFF?
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LA Wine & Food Festival is a dynamic three-day inaugural celebration showcasing top chefs and the vibrant intersection of food and art in LA. From March 1st-3rd, 2024, Santa Monica will transform into a fusion of renowned culinary talents, local favorites, and cultural activations, promising a delightful experience for visitors. Attendees can enjoy limitless tastings from 30+ chefs per day, explore beverage brands, and immerse themselves in art collaborations, DJ sets, and more.

DOES LAWFF BENEFIT ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?
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LAWFF takes pride in supporting The Artist Plate Project, a charitable initiative backing the Coalition for the Homeless in New York. This project, which made a successful debut at Frieze New York 2023, will be featured at the event. Our festival holds a special dedication to showcasing the talents of female-owned restaurants in LA, with special thanks to our official non-profit partner, Regarding Her (RE:Her), a national non-profit committed to accelerating the growth of women entrepreneurs and leaders in the food and beverage industry.

ARE ALL LAWFF EVENTS 21+?
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Yes, all LAWFF events are 21 and older. A Valid ID is required for admission at all festival events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?
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All LAWFF events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?
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LAWFF showcases a diverse array of culinary options, offering multiple opportunities to savor a wide range of flavors. It's important to note that the Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements, including preferences and allergies, at this event. For assistance, please reach out to us at lawff@teama21.com no later than three (3) weeks prior to the event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?
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There is no enforced dress code; however, we recommend checking the local weather and dressing appropriately as some of our events may be outdoors.

SAFETY MEASURES

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED TO BRING TO LAWFF?
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The following items are PROHIBITED.

- Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind

- Illegal and illicit substances of any kind; drugs or drug paraphernalia

- Chairs, blankets, and lawn umbrellas

- Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles

- Drones or any other remote flying device

- Pets (except service animals)

- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?
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Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation and ride share options if your ability to drive is impaired.

- Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 *Safe Ride America is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free if necessary.

- UBER Los Angeles provides on-­demand sedan or SUV service. Download the UBER app to your iPhone or Android smart phone at www.uber.com or text an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222)

- LYFT: Use your phone to go to your app store (the iOS App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Androids) Search for "Lyft" and install the free Lyft app.

- LA Yellow Cab (424) 222-2222

DETAILS

TICKET INFORMATION
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All ticket types are all-inclusive of food and beverage.

Standard Pricing
General Admission - $225 per person (not inclusive of taxes and fees)
VIP - $325 per person (not inclusive of taxes and fees)

Weekend Pricing
General Admission - $450 per person (not inclusive of taxes and fees)
VIP - $700 per person (not inclusive of taxes and fees)

tIMES
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General Admission
Friday: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

VIP
Friday: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

dATES
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Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

UBER / RIDESHARE
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We strongly encourage our guests to consider the convenience and safety of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. By choosing to ride-share, you're making a responsible decision that ensures you can fully enjoy every moment of the festival.

BY BIKE
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The Santa Monica Pier is within easy cycling distance from anywhere along the southern California coast!  

The Marvin Braude Beach Bike Path is a paved path that runs 22 miles (35 kilometers) along the shore from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades all the way south to Torrance County Beach. Bikes are allowed on the Pier.  Bike valet will be available one hour before event start time and one hour after event end time on March 1st-3rd.

The bike valet will be located on the sand just south of the Pier next to the bike path. You don’t need a lock as the bikes will be placed in a secured fenced perimeter with attendants. Skateboards, scooters and electric bikes will not be accepted.  

BY FOOT
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The Pier is centrally located in Santa Monica and easily accessible on foot from all hotels in Downtown Santa Monica, as well as Santa Monica Place, the Third Street Promenade, and the Main Street district. Simply look towards the sea and walk until you get to Ocean Avenue. You will be able to see the Ferris wheel and Pier. To walk to the Pier from Downtown, the best path is to walk under the historic Santa Monica Pier and Yacht Harbor sign at Ocean and Colorado and down the Pier bridge. If you are on Main Street or coming from hotels and other destinations along Pico, head towards the beach and take Ocean Front Walk. This meandering pathway leads past ocean-front cafes, hotels, and the historical Muscle Beach to the back side of the Pier which is accessible by several stairways and wheel-chair accessible ramps.

BY BUS & TRAIN
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Big Blue Bus
Getting to Capital One All-Star Oceanfront in Santa Monica is hassle-free and affordable with Big Blue Bus! Routes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 18 all serve the heart of downtown Santa Monica, with stops just a couple of blocks from the Pier.

Download Transit app to plan your trip and buy your Big Blue Bus fare.

Contactless Payments Preferred on Big Blue Bus
A Single Ride on Big Blue Bus is only $1.10, when you pay your fare with a TAP card or mobile ticket. Fans paying with cash can ride for $1.25. For more details on how to buy contactless fares, visit: bigbluebus.com/contactless.

Need assistance planning your trip on Big Blue Bus? Call Customer Service at 310-451-5444. Representatives are available Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5pm PST.

Metro
Go Metro by connecting to the E Line (Expo) and exiting at Downtown Santa Monica Station. Download Transit app to plan your trip.Fans can also reach the pier via Metro Bike Share. A one-way trip is just $1.75 for every 30 minutes. Passes can be purchased online, through taptogo.net, in the Metro Bike Share app or at any Metro Bike Share kiosk. The closest station to the pier is at the Downtown Santa Monica E line station at 4th and Colorado.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?
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Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation and ride share options if your ability to drive is impaired.

- Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 *Safe Ride America is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free if necessary.

- UBER Los Angeles provides on-­demand sedan or SUV service. Download the UBER app to your iPhone or Android smart phone at www.uber.com or text an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222)

- LYFT: Use your phone to go to your app store (the iOS App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Androids) Search for "Lyft" and install the free Lyft app.

- LA Yellow Cab (424) 222-2222

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