Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Taste of DC is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier culinary festival, featuring more than 60+ restaurants, a local artisan and craft market, live entertainment and performances, plus the region’s largest Oktoberfest to Sip, Savor & Celebrate all weekend long!

Saturday, October 7th from 10:00am–10:00pm
Sunday, October 8th from 11:00am–6:00pm

Festival Entrance: located in Lot 8 at the Festival Grounds of RKF Stadium – 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. This entrance will be used for the redemption of all pre-purchased tickets and for day of ticket sales.

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Fun Fact

The Taste of DC festival grounds spans more than 110 acres.

That’s a 3,500 step loop for you fitness trackers!

Your Ticket to Taste of DC

There are four types of tickets for festival admission.

Festival General Admission


Admission to the festival

One drink voucher for a beverage

All-day entertainment at the Main Stage, Beats & Eats Stage, and Culinary Stage

Access to the Oktoberfest celebration!

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Includes everything a General Admission Package offers plus:

Lounge seating for you and your friends

Specialty Cocktail Corner featuring the region’s best mixologists (accessed only from VIP area)

Access to intimate culinary demonstrations and special presentations

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Purchasing Food and Drinks

There is a wide variety of sips and samples at Taste of DC- here’s the scoop on where and how to purchase food and beverages!

How Tickets Work

Beverage Tickets

Taste of DC’s Official Currency for Libations

Beverage Tickets can be purchased in advance with the Drink Lover’s concession package. Otherwise Beverage Tickets can be purchased at the festival at on-site Beverage Ticket booths within the festival grounds.

On-site Beverage Ticket purchases are cash or credit.

How to Get to Taste of DC

There are many different ways to get to the festival.


Take Lyft for an affordable ride to and from Taste of DC. The Lyft app matches friendly local drivers with passengers who need rides. Just request a ride with the tap of a button and you’ll be on your way in minutes.

Enjoy $20 off your first ride by using code: TASTEOFDC16 (code valid for new users only).


Driving to Taste of DC?

We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Taste of DC SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code TASTEDC for an extra $5 off parking!


We recommend taking the Metrorail to Taste of DC. Taste of DC is only a few blocks away from the following metro station

  • Stadium-Armory (Blue/Orange Line)

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Supporting Our Community

Brainfood is a non-profit youth development organization based in Washington, DC.

Taste of DC partners with Brainfood, a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to educating and empowering Washington, DC area children and teens. Using food as a tool, Brainfood builds life skills and promotes healthy living in a fun and safe environment. Visit the Brainfood tent at Taste of DC to learn more about healthy living and take part in interactive cooking demonstrations!

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