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The 5pm Post – DC Caribbean Festival Parade Sat. June 25th!

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm 21 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Blinkofanaye

You can get a taste of what it will look like here.

Parade starts at Kansas Avenue at 11:00 a.m. and goes south on Georgia Avenue.

For those concerned with street closings, following is info from MPD:

The 2011 Caribbean Festival and Parade

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that the 2011 Caribbean Festival and Parade are scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011. In order to facilitate this event, there will be areas closed to vehicular traffic.

The following street closings will begin at 6:00 am and are expected to reopen at approximately 4:00 pm.

Parade Staging area:
Upshur Street NW from Georgia Avenue, NW to 13th Street
Iowa Avenue NW from Georgia Ave to Allison Street NW
Georgia Avenue NW from Kansas Ave to Allison Street NW

Parade Route:
Georgia Avenue NW from Kansas Avenue to Florida Avenue, NW

Festival Perimeter area:
The following street closings will begin at 6:00 am and are expected to reopen at approximately 9:00 pm

9th Street NW from Florida Avenue northbound to end of circle
(By the Sherman tower dorms of Howard University)
8th Street NW from V St to Barry Place
Barry Place NW from Georgia Avenue to Sherman Avenue

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