Celebrate Petworth Festival this Saturday


From Celebrate Petworth:

“A group of community organizers have come together in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. to plan and execute a small festival celebration in the heart of the neighborhood. The Celebrate Petworth Festival will celebrate creativity, diversity, culture, people, and quality of life: the core components of what make Petworth a vibrant and wonderful place to live. Celebrate Petworth will be anchored around 4 main themes: Art, Music, Food and Healthy Living, and Kids/Family. The focus of the event is as described above, thus it will not be a large vending and sales opportunity. Celebrate Petworth will bring residents of Petworth together, not just for the day of the event, but through the creation of new opportunities for collaboration, partnership and engagement amongst residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The event is planned for Saturday, May 10, from 12 PM until 6 PM on the 800 block of Upshur St.

You can see the full schedule here.


Celebrate Petworth will be anchored around 4 main themes: Art, Music, Food and Healthy Living, and Family. This will be achieved through a design and aesthetic featuring gathering areas and interactive demonstrations and performance spaces within each theme. The areas will be designed to bring people together in fellowship, rather than as spectators and shoppers.

A small stage will anchor one end of Upshur Street to serve as the main performance space for local bands.

The Food and Healthy Living zone will showcase farmer’s market produce, urban garden groups, plants for sale, gardening supplies, chef demos, wellness groups, and other organizations dedicated to healthy living.

The Arts zone will feature local arts vendors, clothing boutiques, live muralists, performance artists, and other creative organizations displaying their products or services.

The Kids zone will be a highlight to include crafts, a puppet theater, a large wall for a kids mural, and a story time area for engaging programming throughout the day.”

From MPD:

“Heart of Petworth Festival

The following streets will be closed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm:

§ 800 block of Upshur Street, NW”


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