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WELCOME TO D.C.

JULY 24, 2021

BLACK GREEK FEST WELCOMES YOU.

TRIP PLANNING

TRANSPORTATION

What's the best way to get to D.C.?


The festival weekend will be located throughout the Washington, D.C. area. We suggest that out-of-town visitors fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to remain close to the city and host hotel. Visitors are also encouraged to drive, but note that parking can be a bit expensive in the District. For best parking options, check out the Spothero app to pre-pay for garage parking. Locally, we encourage residents of the area to utilize Uber, Lyft and the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit system.




I've arrived. How do I get around D.C.?


We encourage you to utilize ride-sharing applications such as Uber and Lyft to get to festival events and around D.C. If interested in using the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit system, simply use your Maps application on your phone to find which trains to get to your preferred destination. The Festival will take place at the Gateway DC Pavilion, and is accessible by ride-sharing applications and by Metro (Green Line). The Brunch Olympics will take place at The Bullpen in Navy Yard, and is accessible by ride-sharing applications and by Metro (Green Line).




I heard the location to the festival changed. Where EXACTLY is the festival taking place?


Thanks to the work and support of Events DC, we will now be hosting the festival IN THE DISTRICT! The signature event, the Black Greek Festival, will now be at the Gateway DC, the premier state-of-the-art venue in Southeast, D.C.
This sustainable facility (accessible by D.C. Metro, Uber, Lyft, and car) provides an innovative and unique venue for District locals and visitors to gather. Part open air and part covered pavilion, Gateway DC features a vegetated green roof, built-in exhibitor booths, and a cafe!





FOOD/SIGHTS

Where should I eat?


With Black Greek Festival, we are always rooting for everybody Black--including our Black-owned restaurants in the area. We encourage our attendees to utilize the EatOkra application to find the best Black-owned dinners, brunches, food trucks and more in the area. Still not sure where to start? Click here to see a specially curated list of Black-owned restuarants in the area suggested by the team members of Black Greek Festival through the EatOkra app!




I'm interested in sightseeing while I'm in town. Where should I look?


The short answer: Washington, D.C. has amazing sights and historical buildings that it can be overwhelming to pack it one weekend. BGF encourages you to plan in advance for any sights you'd like to see, as the district continues to open and residents are eager to go outside. Sites such as Washington.org and Trip Advisor help to offer great starting points. We also suggest using Instagram and Tik Tok (#DChiddengems, #DCspots) to find unique places to visit during your stay.





LODGING

Where is the best place to stay?


Black Greek Festival is proud to partner with the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC-Navy Yard to serve as the official host hotel for the weekend. The rates have been specially curated for our attendees and offer the best proximity to our weekend events and Washington, D.C. (it's across the street from The Brunch Olympics location)! Please click here to book your room today!