The 5pm Post – Become a Vendor or Volunteer for Columbia Heights Day Aug. 27

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

From an email:

Columbia Heights Day is right around the corner on Saturday, August 27. But before we celebrate the fifth year (!) of what we like to think as one of the best community festivals in DC, we hope you can help us get ready for the big day. Last year more than 10,000 people stopped by the festival and 2011 will be better (and bigger) than before.

We still have a few spaces open for vendors (those who are a local business owner, part of a community group or an artist). If you’re interested in having space during the festival let us know at [email protected] Check our sponsorship form (PDF) for more information or sign-up online on our website.

We are also looking for more volunteers. Columbia Heights Day is an all-volunteer operation and we need a few dozen helping hands the day of the festival. Can you help us set-up, sell T-shirts or face paint in the Kids Zone? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Ania at [email protected] to help out.

Finally, we also have a 5-for-5 campaign in honor of our fifth anniversary. We are encouraging folks to donate $5 online at or in-person at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace on Saturday, August 6.

5 Comment

  • Its a great event & has potential to grow. However, the field at Tubman is a rather large space, everything is too spread out & doesn’t flow well. The event needs a better layout with food & drinks located inside the fence. Water & food need to be easily accessible, drawing people out to Kenyon disrupts the event & blocks the flow onto the field. I would put food/drinks on the blacktop, entertainment moved to the middle of the field, and then leave the animals, arts & crafts, etc where they are.

    • Anon, from what I hear, CHDay is expanding a lot this year–into the street! So hopefully the food will be more readily available to Festival-goers, as the entire operation will be larger. There are certain regulations that prohibit food sales (or something like that) on the school’s property, I think.

      In addition to the expansion of Columbia Heights Day, the space that DC State Fair is renting from the festival has grown as well! We’ll be bigger than our inaugural year, which means we have tons of space for mission-oriented vendors as well!

      I’m totally looking forward to CHDay again. I never got to see the camel last year, and I intend to get my picture with it this year!

  • ” what we like to think as one of the best community festivals in DC ”

    Pllleeeese!!! Are you kidding me ?

    • Yes. They’re kidding you. The world committee of best has decided this isn’t one, despite what we like to think. Happy now?

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