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From a press release:

“What: Barracks Row Fall Festival – Stage acts, bands, large petting zoo, crafts
booths, festival foods, sidewalk cafes, beer garden.

Who: Mayor Bowser opens Festival at noon; Max Major, Mentalist; Marine
Corps Silent Drill Platoon; Trapeze School NY; Belga-Matchbox beer
garden. Magicians, stilt walker, dog acts.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 11AM to 5PM

Where: Along Barracks Row- 8th St, SE, between Pennsylvania Ave and I St, SE.
Eastern Market Metro Stop- Orange, Blue, Silver lines

Why: Celebrate revival of the oldest commercial corridor in DC as friends
citywide come back together to usher in Fall in the historic
heart of Capitol Hill. Meet new businesses: &pizza; Eat Bar; Summit to
Soul; Taoti Creative; The brig, Wiles-Mensch and, opening in
November: The Skill Zone”

and from MPD: (more…)

art all night

It will be epic. This year neighborhoods where you can the action are: Congress Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, NE, North Capitol (Bloomingdale, Truxton Circle), Tenleytown, Van Ness

From Art All Night DC:

“Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in seven DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.

A ‘pre-party’ sponsored by JBG will begin at 4:00 PM on the 1900-2100 blocks of 8th Street, NW in Shaw, with over 25 aerialists, jugglers, gymnasts, and other performers from the Nuit Cirque troupe, in addition to art installations and music in businesses along those blocks.”

admo day

From an email:

“38th ANNUAL ADAMS MORGAN DAY– the longest continuously running neighborhood festival in the nation’s capital — once again invites residents, neighbors and friends to experience our renowned eclectic culture, businesses and lively artistic beat this Sunday, September 11, from noon to 6 p.m., centered at 18th Street NW and Columbia Road NW, and at participating Adams Morgan businesses. Bands play all day at SunTrust Plaza; artists will vend on the corner plazas and in front of businesses; and games take place in Unity Park. A pre-arranged basketball tournament will be held simultaneously at Kalorama Park. 18th Street will remain open and visitors will enjoy specials at the many international and local sourced participating restaurants of Adams Morgan. See www.adamsmorganday2016.com for information, a full list of activities and to volunteer. Maps will be available on the plazas at 18th and Columbia. Follow us at Facebook.com/AdamsMorganDay/ and @AdamsMorganDay #AdMoDay. The festival is free and welcomes all.

A partial list of activities planned for Adams Morgan Day follows. (more…)

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From a press release:

“The seventh annual DC State Fair will be held this Sunday, August 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE). This free celebration of the District’s farmers, bakers, brewers and makers will see the return of more than a dozen classic contests, as well as new features: Bingo, live competitions and more performances from local artists than ever before. (more…)

17th festival
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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. (more…)

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From a press release:

“The 2016 H Street Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon – 7 p.m. This year’s event will span 10 blocks of H Street NE with 14 staging areas, dozens of interactive attractions and displays and over 250 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and vendors. Join us for great entertainment, food, drinks, contests, family-friendly activities and more!

Organized by H Street Main Street, the annual event highlights the unique spirit of the H Street NE Corridor and is one of the most popular in the D.C. region. It’s been named the best community Festival by The Washington City Paper for the last six years and regularly attracts a crowd of over 125,000 fun-seekers.

Attendees coming to the Festival to enjoy music, contests and other entertainment, won’t be disappointed. The Festival will have a variety of shows, featuring some of the best local and regional performers in Go-Go music, rap, R&B, jazz, rock-n-roll, soul music, gospel and more. There will also be pie eating and tattoo contests, dance performances from a variety of cultures and disciplines, martial arts demonstrations and many more non-musical acts.

For those coming to eat and drink, this year’s Festival will offer a bounty of delectable edibles and libations. The culinary offerings will span everything from American staples such as barbeque and fried chicken to exotic and unusual dishes from all corners of the globe. And for those festivalgoers who come hoping to enjoy some spirits, we’ll have multiple beer and liquor gardens.

Other attractions, include: (more…)