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1 - Bring your Life Fest Ticket 

All attendees are required to present a ticket for admission to the event. Please print and bring your Life Fest Ticket emailed to you after your Registration.

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2 - If Life Fest is sold out 

Thank you for registering! If we fill every seat in the venue, we will begin a waiting list, and let you know as tickets become available. 

3 - Livestream option now available!

All are welcome to join us for the program by registering for our Livestream Coverage available. You can register here. Help us spread the news and share this link with others who may be at home or hoping to join us from afar!

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4 - New time for doors opening

Due to the added security of the venue, including bag checks, it will take longer for all to enter into the venue. Therefore doors will now be open at 6:30am!

5 - Bag & Security Policy

You are free to bring bags to the event! However, the Venue asks that we bring no food or water into the arena, only empty water bottles (to be refilled inside).  Bags will be screened upon entrance.  If you are leaving the event by bus please consider leaving your bags on the bus. 


Read more about Bag & Security Policy here.


6 - Food & Beverages

The arena is a "cashless venue" and Breakfast items (snacks, fruit, etc.) will be available for purchase with credit card only. If you would like to pre-order Boxed Lunches ($20) for you or your group that will be distributed at the end of the event - please order here. *Orders will be accepted until Sunday January 15th. 

7 - Registration for Priests & Bishops

If a Priest or Bishop are in your group and would like to concelebrate please ensure they complete the 'Priest Participation Form' here.


8 - Transport & Parking Details

Please read the Life Fest Bus Plan details below. The complete transportation and parking plan can also be found here. The PDF Bus Transport Map can be found here.


The address of the Venue is: Entertainment & Sports Arena (ESA), 1100 Oak Drive SE, Washington, DC.

Option 1 - Buses

Traveling to Life Fest - All charter buses are to enter St. Elizabeth’s Campus and approach ESA at 12th Street and Alabama Avenue SE (see attached Life Fest Bus Plan & Map). Passenger drop-off will be curbside along Oak Drive. During the event, all buses are to park at RFK Stadium Parking Lot 3, located directly opposite the DC National Guard Armory at 1900 East Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC. There is no fee for Life Fest charter bus parking in this lot. RFK contacts: Public Safety Coordinator CHRISTIAN HERRERA 202-821-5689 (primary), Event Manager SARA WAMPLER, 202-306-7708 (backup).


Departure from Life Fest to the National Mall for the March for Life  - Please remain inside ESA (no event re-entry) until your bus arrives for pickup, which will be curbside along Oak Drive.


*Please note: For Life Fest patrons who have arrived by bus but would like to take the Metrorail to the March for Life, the RFK parking lot is near Capitol Hill, where the March for Life ends. Nearby Capitol South or Eastern Market Metrorail stations provide trains to the Stadium-Armory Station outside RFK Stadium on the Blue and Orange Lines (approximately $1.50 fare).

Option 2 - Vehicles

Traveling to Life Fest - Due to heavy bus traffic, there is no designated drop-off zone at ESA , but parking is available in St. Elizabeth’s Garage near ESA at the intersection of Cypress Street and 13 th Street Extension, Washington, DC. From Oak Drive, turn right onto Poplar, then right onto Cypress. The parking fee is $20 per vehicle. Free shuttles will operate roundtrips between ESA and the parking garage throughout the Life Fest event. Pickup is at the garage entrance; drop-offs alternate at arena entry doors. 

Departure from Life Fest to the National Mall for the March for Life  - The process reverses for departure; use the St. Elizabeth’s Garage free parking shuttle to depart. Rideshare patrons should make pickup arrangements at a safe access area within the Campus.

Option 3 - Metro

Traveling to Life Fest - exit at the Congress Heights Station on the Green Line. Exit the station on the north side in the direction of St. Elizabeth’s Campus. There is a five-minute walk along a fenced sidewalk to ESA outlined on the Life Fest Bus Plan (see attached Life Fest Bus Plan and Map)


Departure from Life Fest to the National Mall for the March for Life  - You can pre-purchase a $5.00 Metro Card for transportation to the March for Life Rally here. 

You can enter a Green Line train at the destination of Greenbelt and ride to the L’Enfant Plaza Station or Archives-Navy Memorial Station, which are on either side of the National Mall.

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