Is it free to enter Smorgasburg DC?
Yes. Smorgasburg DC is free to attend and open to all ages. Just pay for the food and drinks you want!
The beer garden is 21+ but children are allowed with family.
Is Smorgasburg DC open every weekend, even if it's a holiday?
Yes. Smorgasburg DC is open every Saturday at Tingey Plaza in Navy Yard SE Washington, DC.
What should I bring?
Recommended items include a water bottle, sunscreen when it's sunny, an umbrella if there's rain in the forecast, a picnic blanket, and some friends.
There are free water refill stations at the market so we strongly encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to Smorgasburg DC.
What if there's a forecast for rain?
The market is open rain or shine. The forecast changes all the time and vendors are encouraged to come every weekend, regardless of forecast. In the event of an all-day, total downpour, don't expect all of the vendors to be set up, as some may opt not to come.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed but please consider heat and crowds.
How should we get there?
We strongly encourage everyone to take public transportation to get to Smorgasburg DC. We are located one block South of the Green Line Navy Yard Metro stop. Parking is limited so please carpool if you plan to drive. There is currently no parking on Tingey Street or New Jersey Avenue at Tingey Plaza due to road maintenance.
Is the market cash-only?
Vendors accept cash and almost all accept debit or credit cards and contactless payment. There are ATMs nearby the Navy Yard Metro station.
Is there alcohol served at Smorgasburg DC?
Yes. Smorgasburg DC has a bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. You must be 21+ with a valid state ID or passport to purchase and consume alcohol. The beer garden is family-friendly, which means children are allowed with parents.
Are there options for special diets?
Yes. Many vendors offer items that are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and more. Some vendors specialize in these options, and many include alternatives on their regular menus. We suggest asking individual vendors to see if they have anything that suits your dietary needs.
How are you addressing waste at Smorgasburg DC?
Smorgasburg DC is a compost only market. That means 100% of the cups, plates, forks, straws, boats, napkins—EVERYTHING—is compostable at Smorgasburg DC. We send all of the waste to a composting company to make sure it is treated properly. Please join us in our efforts to make Smorgasburg green and dispose of any non-compostable waste that you bring in a different bin.