Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From an email:
The Friends of the Soldiers Home hosts a free 4th of July Fireworks viewing party on the grounds of the Old Soldiers Home in Washington, DC. The party is at an elevated spot on one of the highest hills in Washington, DC and is a superb place for watching the fireworks. Our events are a way to support the veterans of the home and the local community through entertainment and fun.”
From an email:
“Sweetgreen just announced the Sweetlife Block Party: DC, the first iteration of its new sweetlife series. Hosted where Sweetlife began seven years ago behind the Dupont location on Saturday, July 15 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, the Block Party celebrates music, food and the DC community. (more…)
It’s officially festival season!! And holy mackerel I can’t believe this is the 12th one already!?!
“The best local DC street party is back and you’re invited!! Join us in celebration of diversity and community with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.
Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights. The fun is everywhere and for everyone! We have three stages of live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden. See you on Saturday, June 17th!
Where: 11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street.
When: Saturday, June 17th 11am-6pm
Cost: FREE (Donations welcome!)
Main Stage line up: (more…)
How was everyone’s pride this weekend? Stay tuned for many more photos of the festivities.
Thanks to @ohmykevin for sending this sorely needed sight:
“THIS 🌈 HOUSE 🌈 IS 🌈 READY 🌈 FOR 🌈 @CapitalPrideDC”
Thanks to Ana for sending: “These ladies nailed it again!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
“On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the following closure will be in effect for the 2017 Capital Pride Block Party.
The following street will be closed from 12:00 pm until 12:00 am.
15th Street, NW from P Street, NW to Church Street, NW
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Capital Pride Alliance will be hosting The Capital Pride Parade in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:
The Capital Pride Parade will stage at the following locations and will be closed from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm:
* 23rd Street, Northwest between N Street and Q Street
* 22nd Street, Northwest between N Street and Q Street
* N Street, Northwest between 21st Street and 23rd Street
* Newport Street, Northwest between 21st Street and 22nd Street
* O Street, Northwest between 21st Street and 22nd Street
* Q Street, Northwest between 23rd Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Parade Route (more…)
From an email:
“The Adams Morgan Day Festival planning committee is excited to announce an exclusive Happy Hour event at Johnny Pistolas Mexican Taqueria Bar on Thursday, June 1st from 6 – 8 pm!
Join other local volunteers and Adams Morgan enthusiasts to learn more about the festival, and all the exciting new features in store for this year’s event! Enjoy extended happy hour specials courtesy of Johnny Pistolas, and be a part of DC’s longest running neighborhood festival!
This year’s festival is set to take place on Sunday, September 10th 2017 – so mark your calendars! Make sure to register for free tickets to the upcoming Happy Hour event and to visit www.adamsmorganday2017.com for more festival information!”
Full press release:
“The longest continuously running neighborhood festival in the nation’s capital invites residents and neighbors from across the District and beyond to experience its renowned eclectic culture, creativity, diversity, restaurants and shops of the historic neighborhood. The 2017 Adams Morgan Day celebration will take place Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and will open with a dog parade along two blocks of 18th Street. For the first time in three years, 18th Street will be partly closed for the day to increase vending, live music and entertainment for all ages. Businesses, restaurants, and non-profits will participate along Columbia Road NW and 18th Street NW. (more…)
“The Washington Region Alcohol Program (WRAP) has set up a lyft code that will be active on Cinco day (not just for new users)”
And this is always a fun event too supporting the Rural Dog Rescue:
6th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas
NEW DATE – SATURDAY MAY 20!!
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 1pm to 5 pm
Where: The Wharf – 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Why: A benefit for local animal charities and a hilarious way to celebrate Cinco
What: Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, live music, dog contests, a family friendly FREE event! (more…)