Sep 15, 2018.
The event starts at 11:00am and ends at 6:00pm.
Stay tuned to our Schedule page for the full day's schedule! We’ll also have free programs available at the Info Booth and schedules posted throughout the event.
Note: We will be giving out free bags at the Info Booth, starting at 11:00am, to the first 1,000 people in line. Bags will not be given out before 11:00am.
If you don’t want to wait in line for a bag, you’re welcome to walk right into the festival at 11am – it’s a free event and there is no need to check in at the Info Booth.
DC VegFest is located at the intersection of N. Street SE and First Street SE in Washington, DC. Since our festival is setup in a parking lot, there is no physical address. Looking for directions and public transit information? Check out our Find Us page.
Cars: Use of public transportation is highly recommended. DC VegFest does not provide any parking space. You can look for available street parking or garages in the area.
Bikes: The Yards Park has bike racks clustered throughout the park, located along Water St SE. Capital Bikeshare is also conveniently located at the corner of First Street and N Street SE and the corner of M Street and New Jersey Ave. SE.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at DC VegFest! Our Volunteer page will contain more information as Sep 15th draws closer.
Yup! Four-legged friends are allowed, though they must be kept on a leash at all times.
At the event, you’ll find a designated Barking Lot offering water, treats, and clean-up bags. Note that the pavement can be hot on pups’ paws.
We’ll have large maps posted throughout the venue. A few days prior to the event we will also make a digital version available on our Schedule page.
DC VegFest is an outdoor event - rain or shine! The event will continue as planned unless weather poses a threat to the safety of our guests.
Starting at 11am, we are giving away 1,000 DC VegFest commemorative tote bags loaded with samples and offers from our sponsors and exhibitors — we don’t expect these bags to last long, so be sure to get there on time for your chance to take one home! The bags will be given away at the Info Booth, and we’ll be forming a line along the sidewalk for anyone who shows up early. You can also reserve a loaded tote bag - see more information in the next question.
Keep in mind we will also be selling (empty) DC VegFest commemorative tote bags for $5 after we have given away the 1,000 goodie bags!
Yes! Every year we open up reservations for DC VegFest commemorative tote bags, which are loaded with goodies from our sponsors! This is a great way to guarantee a tote bag (without needing to be one of the first 1,000 people in line) as well as support our festival at the same time!
Stay tuned to our News page for updates, as we typically post an announcement on tote bag reservations a month or so prior to the event.
For pick up at the festival, simply stop by the Info Booth anytime from 11am - 6pm. Your name will be on our supporters list!