Festival FAQs


  • Venue gates open at 12:00pm
  • Event hours are 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • There will be very limited parking. Ride sharing will be available. Metro use is recommended 
  • Overnight camping is prohibited
  • Lineup/set times subject to change
  • ALL AGES!!!


Where is the festival?

RFK Stadium Festival Grounds Lot 8

When is the festival?

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

What time do gates open?

Gates open at 12:00pm

What is Broccoli City?

Broccoli City is a social enterprise that roots itself in a triple bottom line strategy that focuses on people, planet, and profit. We are working to “redefine the cool” towards people being active and engaged participants in their community. We are creating a culture that celebrates and rewards people who are “getting active” and doing the work to make our communities healthier.

What is the Broccoli City festival?

The first Broccoli City Festival was started in 2013 to draw attention for Earth Day, aligning with the brands mission to build thriving urban communities to sustain future generations by mobilizing and educating urban millennials through social impact campaigns and major events. Through our programs we are creating higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, economic opportunity, and access to high quality food and shelter.

What is Broccoli City Weekend?

Broccoli City Weekend, is an incubator for all who strive to create a better world. Broccoli City will host a variety of events leading up to the festival, everything from city runs, to community action events, to an all night art escape, culminating with the all-day Broccoli City Festival. The Broccoli City Week highlight will showcase the first Broccoli City Conference, a 2-day interactive conference co-hosted by GOOGLE DC, focusing on the brands mission to build thriving, resilient communities by improving and highlighting Environmental Justice, Economic Sustainability, Culture, Food Access, and Education in undeserved communities.

I am coming from out of town are there any special Broccoli City hotel rates?

Yes, there are two hotels with special rates for the weekend.

  1. The Line Hotel DC, online booking here (or Call  202-588-0525 mention Broccoli City) 
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites Navy Yard, online booking here

Will re-entry be allowed allowed?

Broccoli City uses digital and/or paper tickets, so once the ticket has been scanned, you will not be allowed re-entry.

Will there be vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free menu offerings?

Of course! Broccoli City is both a music + food festival, so you will be tasting some of the most unique and flavorful combinations.

Will there be Wi-Fi available?

DC Public Wifi will be available.

Is there a map of the grounds I can see?

Please follow Broccoli City’s social media accounts for maps + updates as we near the festival dates. We will also have maps on-site during the festival.

Will you be posting set times in advance?

Yes, but no earlier than a week before the festival. Follow our social media accounts to see the announcement.

What weather should I prepare for?

DC weather can be unpredictable, so stay updated on the forecast here

Will the festival be cancelled if it rains?

Broccoli City will go on, rain or shine!

Are there ATMs on site?

There are ATMs at several locations throughout the venue with applicable service fees. Some vendors accept credit cards, but cash is your best bet.

How Do I Earn a Ticket?

Please visit our website for more details

How do I become a food partner or activation partner?

Sorry, we are no longer accepting any food or activation partner applications.

Can my band perform at Broccoli City?

Sorry, we are no longer accepting band requests.

Is there free water?

Water will be available for purchase only at any of our bar locations

How can I sign up to be a volunteer?

At this time, we are not accepting public volunteer applications. Please check back for any updates.



  • Metal, plastic and glass containers of any kind
  • Backpacks and large bags over 14”x14”
  • Large flags and banners
  • Poles and staffs (metal, plastic, or wooden)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Food and beverages
  • Professional cameras (DSLR, with detachable zoom lenses and/or tripods)
  • Video cameras
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • Fireworks
  • Whistles
  • Laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • No adhesive stickers of any kind
  • No coolers or containers of any size
  • Missile/projectile like objects
  • No frisbees or inflated balls of any kind
  • Whistles, air horns of any kind
  • Confetti and streamers
  • Selfie sticks



I purchased tickets for Will Call. Where do I pick them up?

Will Call will be right before the main entrance. Please bring a valid photo ID

Can I buy a ticket the day of the festival?

No. This event is sold out 

I can no longer attend the festival. Can I get a ticket refund?

No. Tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend, we encourage you to sell your ticket(s) to a friend, rather than going through a third-party website.


Paid parking will be offered



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