Situated along the Anacostia River and providing entrance to Kingman and Heritage Islands, the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds has hosted several popular sporting events and music festivals. The grounds are also home to the DC Open Air Farmers Market located in Lot 6 and open from 7 am – 5 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Major events held on the grounds include the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, ShamrockFest and the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. The Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, the only marathon run entirely in the District of Columbia, features local bands along the course and culminates with a Finish Line Festival on the festival grounds. ShamrockFest, one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals held in the Mid-Atlantic region, features over 50 bands and DJ’s on 10 stages plus food, beverages, craft vendors, carnival rides, games and other exciting activities. The DC101 Chili Cook-Off has raised more than $11 million for the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) and features national recording artists and a popular chili competition. New to the Festival Grounds is the DAYGLOW music tour, the premier music and paint party.
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