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It’s that time of year!

H Street Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 7 PM

Hands down the BEST. FESTIVAL. EVER. in Washington D.C.!

Washington City Paper’s Best of DC & Washingtonian Magazine agrees – H Street Festival is the best festival in town! Spanning 11 blocks of H Street NE and featuring 15 staging areas and more than 250 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and vendors. Come down to enjoy great food, drinks, music, contests, kids’ activities and more!”

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Thanks to Ramsey for sending around 8am: “It looks like they are making a left on 11th St SE. Probably heading to the new Fragers for some air fresheners?”

And like that… they are gone.

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Blue Angels courtesy National Park Service

From a press release:

“The U.S. Department of the Interior announced new details about Salute to America including a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and a generous donation of additional fireworks. Salute to America, a part of this year’s annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, will feature remarks by President Donald J. Trump to honor America’s armed forces.

“This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience including a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels.”

Salute to America will honor each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations, multiple flyovers including a flight demonstration by the Blue Angels and much more. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others.

This year’s fireworks will run approximately 35 minutes thanks to a donation from Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci to light up the night sky and celebrate America. The donation to the National Park Service is valued at $750,000.

Additionally, this year for the first time in recent memory, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and Constitution Gardens will each be accessible and available as a location from which to view the fireworks. These prime viewing areas are now outside of the fireworks safety zone due to the fireworks launch site being moved from the Reflecting Pool to West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial. The change of locations also means that the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial will be accessible to the public on Independence Day. These had been closed due to the previous fireworks safety zone. Read More

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Photo by Rey Lopez

“Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne”
-Rupert Holmes

From an email:

“Happy Summer! Excited to share the details for Colada Shop’s 3rd Annual Piña Colada Festival kicking off with a lively rooftop party on Wednesday, July 10th on our 14th st location with a variety of complimentary pineapple themed food snacks.


courtesy Colada Shop

In addition to the Classic Piña Colada (rum, pineapple, coconut milk, coconut cream), we will have 4 different versions of this tropical trifecta of pineapple, roasted coconut and rum. These include originals like the Matcha-Mint Colada (rum, matcha, mint, coconut cream and coconut milk); La Negra Tiene Tumbao (rum, fernet, pineapple, coconut milk, coconut cream); Fresca (rum, coconut water, fresh pressed pineapple juice, coconut syrup); Colada Sangria (coconut rum, white wine, roasted pineapple, coconut water). All cocktails are priced at $9.00.”

Full press release: Read More

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From a press release:

“BYT Media ​ today announces dates, location and initial talent for a thrilling new edition of their project: ​Death Becomes Us – A True Crime Festival – ​WASHINGTON D.C. EDITION​. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw ​its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018​ and a Spring 2019 edition in New York City. The event is expected to attract upwards of 8000 attendees at Lisner Auditorium, November 8-10th, with warm up events and content leading up to it. Read More

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Whoa, I hadn’t seen this video over the weekend. Thanks to Movoly for sending our way:

“There was a false alarm of an active shooter at the Capital Pride Parade today in Washington DC that sent crowds into panic. Thankfully everyone is ok… Stay safe!”

The Washington Post reported:

A man with a BB gun angry at another man for hitting his partner allegedly set off events that led hundreds of people to flee the Capital Pride Parade in Washington on Saturday, fearing a mass shooter, D.C. police said Sunday.”

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Cinco de Sundress is going to be epic!

From Wonderland:

“Mesdames et messieurs, boys and girls, the Wonderland Ballroom is very proud to announce that it will be holding its FIFTEENTH Sundress Festival on the fifth of May this year.

Sundress Fest, DC’s best beer-infused block party, is a celebration of summer that takes place at the Wonderland Ballroom every first Sunday of May with proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen.” Read More

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