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The H Street Festival has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 13; DC VegFest Cancelled Due to Hurricane Florence Forecast

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

From a press release:

“Due to the threat of inclement weather posed by Hurricane Florence and its remnants and the Declaration of a State of Emergency in the District of Columbia by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the 2018 H Street Festival will be postponed until Saturday, Oct. 13. It will occur from noon – 7 p.m. that day from the 400 to 1400 block of H Street NE.

“We know how excited the entire District gets for the annual H Street Festival and are disappointed to have to postpone this year’s festivities. However, the danger posed by Hurricane Florence to our area this weekend cannot be discounted. The safety of the public and of festival participants is our utmost priority. We hope that everyone will join us for the rescheduled H Street Festival on Oct. 13. This year’s festival is going to be the best one ever!” – Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street, which organizes the annual festival

From DC VegFest:

“While the annual DC VegFest is a rain or shine event, Compassion Over Killing regretfully must cancel this year’s event as the Mayor’s Office of the DC Government has just declared a state of emergency in response to the weather forecast related to Hurricane Florence.

This is the first time our 10-year history of hosting this free event that we’ve had to cancel due to weather, though it has rained twice before.

The DC VegFest, attended by more than 20,000 people, has always been hosted outdoors with the risk of cancellation due to weather.

“Compassion Over Killing is sad to announce that the 2018 DC VegFest has been cancelled in the face of Hurricane Florence, and we appreciate all of the participation and interest our event has received this year,” said Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing . “We know that the DC community will join us once again when our event returns next year.”

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