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They may have lost Crafty Bastards but the Adams Morgan Day Festival is still going strong and it’s this Sunday from 12pm-7pm on 18th St, NW between Columbia and Florida Ave, NW. From the Adams Morgan Day Festival website:
The Adams Morgan Day 18th Street Festival is characterized by two large signature music stages and other innovative & dynamic cultural, music, arts and kid’s activities. The famous Columbia and Florida Stages (located strategically on 18th Street at Columbia Rd and near Florida Ave.) feature live music acts from all genres from Central and South America, Latin rock, salsa, jazz, to soul, funk and American rock.
The Longest Continuous Neighborhood Festival in DC! First held in 1978, this well-known regional event showcases the international and cultural diversity and creativity that is the hallmark of Adams Morgan. The Festival celebrates the dynamism and innovation that arises from the melting pot of cultures and their interaction. Locals and visitors flock to this DC Festival producing a consistent large attendance in the 25,000 range. A compact 4 block area allows for different venues & locales which is advantageous to Sponsors, vendors, visitors, and locals. .
Adams Morgan Day showcases the local business area as an ethnic, eclectic retail, entertainment and restaurant locale. Partially funded by DSLBD (Dept of Small and Local Business Development)
Arts on Belmont is a popular draw with its high quality of original artisans and range of media exhibited: glassware and metalwork, paintings, jewelry, sculpture & photography. Nestled on shady, tree-lined street of historic town homes, this beautiful venue offers items in all price ranges.
Green Pavilion with purveyors of all things green located together under one large tent! The Green Pavilon faces 18th Street from a high visibility position.
Kid’s Fair features games, educational, youth services on Marie Reed School field.
Health and Fitness Pavilion under one large tent facing 18th St showcases clinic and hospital services, healthy lifestyle enhancement, plus holistic and exercise regimens.
A new festival layout originated by Adams Morgan Main Street in 2004 highlights the neighborhood scale architecture, leaving business storefront façades visible to festival attendees. Browsing is improved as Festival visitors may now traverse in a circle around the single row of vendors with businesses on one side and the vendors on the other. This gives more visibility for sponsors, vendors and local biz!
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