Gateway DC is an innovative and unique state-of-the-art open-air and covered pavilion in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. This versatile venue has ample green space, built-in exhibitor booths, fully equipped test kitchen with indoor café and contains a multitude of opportunities for diverse cultural, artistic and musical programming and special events.

Located in the heart of the District’s southeast quadrant, Gateway DC is a sustainable, 400-foot-long facility featuring a 16,300 square-foot space for 40 vendors, 3,100 square feet of enclosed space, a 21,000 square –foot vegetated green roof and a 1-acre park perfect for festivals, farmers’ markets, concerts or any outdoor event. Adjacent to the covered pavilion is an indoor café featuring a fully equipped test kitchen with a seating area that has glass doors providing an uninterrupted view of the lawn.

Events DC has supported and assisted in executing major events at Gateway DC including Broccoli City Festival and Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC program.

Additional Notable Features:
  • Preserved “Reading Tree” at south end of pavilion.
  • Educational Ecosystem/Bioretention Terraces at north end of pavilion.
  • Significant amounts of seating (both fixed and moveable) throughout entire site.
  • Highly sustainable design, which includes roof plantings that reduce heat island effect and reduce demand on mechanical systems in the enclosed portion, mechanical systems that rely heavily on natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting features.

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