Attend H Street Festival Oct. 13

Rescheduled Event to be 'Best One Ever'

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There’s always plenty to do and see at the H Street Festival. Photo: Elise Bernard

H Street Festival is happening Saturday, October 13th. It’s one of the most anticipated and highly attended single day festivals in Washington DC.

The festival is 11 blocks long, stretching from Fourth to 14th Street NE along H Street NE, and the festival packs the space with entertainment, food and fun. There are 14 staging areas that are diversely themed and programmed to target the different segments of audiences.

Harkening back to the festival’s roots, local marching bands will compete at H Street Festival to show off their musical chops as they parade down the festival route. Creative works from artists and craftsman are available along Artist’s Alley. Don’t miss the live paint battle!

The main stage at Eighth and H Street NE will go old school with top local performers of go-go, R&B, rock, gospel, and more genres that ruled the District back in the day. 

Food options will include typical festival fare like funnels cakes and also offerings from local restaurants and bars as well as plenty of food trucks. Take a break at one of the beer or spirit gardens.

Kids Zone will once again include a climbing wall, plus a firemen’s slide among its attractions.

Origianly scheduled for September 15, H Street festival was rescheduled as part of preparation for Hurricane Florence.

At the time, Festival organizer and Executive Director of H Street Main Street Anwar Saleem said that “the safety of the public and a festival participants is our utmost priority.”

“We hope that everyone will join us for the rescheduled eight street festival on October 13. This year’s festival is going to be the best one ever!” said Saleem.  

H Street Festival takes place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. the 400 through the 1400 blocks of H Street NE. Learn more at https://www.hstreetfestival.org/