17th Street Festival is Saturday!

17th festival
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

MPD notes: 17th Street NW from R Street to P Street NW will be closed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday.

17th Street Festival‘s facebook page says:

“The 7th Annual 17th Street Festival, a community-building event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street, will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The street festival will include artists, artisans, for profit vendors, politicians, kids activities, and a pet area – rain or shine

The 17th Street Festival will include entertainment all day, including a marching band to open the festival, mariachi band to enliven the day, a Chinese dragon dancer to add some mystery, and a New Orleans jazz band to bring some charm.

New this year, we will have three parades by participants starting at 17th and R Street to walk down the festival site. First is the baby parade for parents with strollers (ages 0-2). Next, we will have the wagon brigade where children ages 3-12 can decorate their wagons and pull it down the street with their favorite stuffed animals. Finally, we will have a dog parade to add to the mix of the menagerie; pet owners are encourage to dress their pets like lions, cats, squirrels, etc.

The festival will include more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors will include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, and local entrepreneurs. The Kids Zone is has been moved to 17th Street to be part of the street fair with a moon bound, ball crawl, and face painting.”

One Comment

  • So this is something I don’t understand: DC has all these neighborhood festivals like 17th Street and H Street, etc. I think they are great and it’s awesome that the shut down the street for the day for foot traffic. So why doesn’t DC let Funk Parade shut down a small portion of U street for the day. Last year we got a few hours but I would like it shut down all day like the other festivals.

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