Funk Parade Map Released, Parade Starts Saturday 4pm

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2016 at 11:00 am 8 Comments

funk parade map
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Last week we looked at the agenda, now you can visualize it – and get there!

Also from MPD:

“On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the DC Funk Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Assembly Area

The parade will assemble in the 600 block of T Street, NW between Florida Avenue, NW & 7th Street, NW at 3:45 pm.

Parade Route

The parade will start at 4:00 pm in the 600 block of T Street, NW. The parade will travel along the following route:

West on T Street NW to Vermont Avenue, NW
Northeast on Vermont Avenue, NW to U Street, NW
West on U Street, NW to the 1200 block of U Street, NW where the parade will disband.

The parade route should be open to traffic by approximately 5:00 pm.”

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And this is cool as hell:

“The Funk Parade Boombox App

The What??? You mean a way that you can be a part of the parade and make a ton of noise even if you dont play an instrument?

Watch Kokayi and Torie from Cherry Blossom Creative demo the App Here

1) Download the App and get your friends to do the same
2) Get boombox or bluetooth speaker
3) Bring it to the Parade and Line Up by the Howard Theater at 3:30pm
4) Choose one of the Boomboxes in the App
5) Press Play
6) March and Dance

The details about the App Can be found in the release below.

Funk Parade Boombox Walk Press Release (PDF)

  • MK32

    Anyone know what times streets will start closing? It’s not really clear from the MPD press release. Will there only be closures for the parade, or for other parts of the fair as well? I’m moving from Columbia Heights to Logan Saturday morning, and it would be really helpful to know which routes to avoid.

  • Rich

    If it’s like last year, the parade isn’t much of parade, but there should be lots going on along U Street otherwise.

    • Jill

      I actually like the parade a lot. Maybe it’s the former band geek in me, but I love seeing a parade where marching bands are the focus rather than an afterthought wedged between the floats.

  • jcm

    I can’t get over how big this became in just three years. The organizers have really done impressive work. It’s just a couple of guys, right?

    • That Man A

      its seemed to have gotten huge in a short period of time

    • Ben

      I’d say it’s more of a trend across the city. Look at how big the H St festival is. Got to love it!

      • jcm

        Sure, but the H Street Festival is organized by a BID, which has staff, a budget, etc. The funk parade was just two guys and a dream.

      • Skeeter

        To second what jcm said I remember reading how Adams Morgan day was struggling as well.


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