Rediscover Eastern Market This Weekend

Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Since Eastern Market Reborn from Ashes of 2007 Fire

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Courtesy Eastern Market/DGS

Come ‘Rediscover Eastern Market’ during the weekend celebration from June 7th-9th! The celebration recognizes the 10-year anniversary of the full refurbishment and restoration of the Eastern market building. Learn about the past, present and future of Eastern Market and the small businesses that call Eastern Market home.

There will be live music, giveaways, games and so much more. Join one of three Food Tours of Eastern Market between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday, or one of six historical and architectural tours Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In 2007, Eastern Market suffered a devastating early morning fire. The following day, the Mayor pledged to rebuild the damaged market and restore its historic architectural features. The Department of General Services (DGS) led the rebuilding efforts, in partnership with a District-formed public-private partnership including the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) and the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

Eastern Market reopened to great fanfare nearly ten years ago, in June 2009. Today, from hard-to-find pastas, local and international cheeses to exquisite jewelry and art, Eastern Market provides an inviting, fun experience for all ages.

Live Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 7

  • 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fox 5 Zip Trip
  • 6 a.m.: Body Back HITT for Moms
  • 7 a.m.: Kidsinger Jim Musical Performance
  • 8 a.m.: Aerobic Fitness
  • 9 a.m.: Eastern Senior High School Marching Band
  • 10 a.m.: Kidsinger Jim Puppet Show

Saturday, June 8

  • 10 a.m.: Bill Alfred
  • 12:30 p.m.: Mary-eL
  • 3 p.m.: Kiss & Ride

Sunday, June 9

  • 10 a.m.: Crush Funk Brass Band
  • 12:30 p.m.: Herb Spice & the Cinnamonstix
  • 3 p.m.: Vintage #18

Eastern Market is the oldest continually operating public fresh food market in DC. Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood Eastern Market has served as a community hub, connecting neighbors, families and visitors for more than 146 years.

If you would like to volunteer to be a tour guide, sign up online. Training is provided. Download the full schedule, or learn more by visiting easternmarket-dc.org