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Adams Morgan Day Festival Guide

August 27, 2012 6:00 AM

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Adams Morgan Day Festival
18th St NW between Florida Ave and Columbia Road
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-1960
adamsmorgandayfestivaldc.com

Date: September 9
Price: Free

Adams Morgan Day Festival is an eclectic community festival in the DC neighborhood of Adams Morgan. The annual fair, usually held on the second Sunday in September, is complete with a variety of activities for everyone in the family. With a dizzying array of vendors, dance troupes, cultural performances, international foods, live music and activities for kids, the Adams Morgan Day Festival is a local event not to be missed. Check out these must-see events when you visit.

Parking

If you choose to drive to the festivities, there are a few parking garages you may find convenient. Otherwise, Metro provides easy access to all the action. For parking options, the Colonial Parking Garage on 18th Street NW, The Park at Adams Morgan at 1711 Florida Avenue NW and the Universal garage at Connecticut Avenue and T Street are available. You could also try parking in the surrounding neighborhoods and walking to the festival site. Metro makes transportation to the festivities a breeze. Via Metrorail, the Red Line’s Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams-Morgan and Dupont Circle stations transport you to all the fun. Also the Columbia Heights and Cardozo-Shaw stations from the Green Line are possible options.

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Must-See Events

Arts on Belmont
Belmont St (between Columbia Road and 18th St NW)

Come enjoy original artistic expressions in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, clay, metal, wood, glass and textiles. Coordinated by world-famous photographer Avner Ofer, the arts on Belmont offer visitors a plethora of artistic talent backdropped by the beauty of historic row houses on Belmont Street. Avner Ofer is a world traveler that has captured the unique beauty of other cultures. He uses that artistic eye to bring together some of the most diverse talent in the DC area.


Dance Plaza

18th St at Wyoming Ave: Marie Reed School (Basketball Court)

Dance plaza offers interactive dance workshops that encourage the audience to join in. Groups such as the Dance Institute of Washington, DC Casineros and Furia Flamenca Flamenco Dance Company invite the community to try dance moves from around the globe. Performers provide a visual feast as they share their culture through dance. Enjoy the history and tradition learned through this form of artistic expression.

Kids’ Fair

18th St at Wyoming Ave: Marie Reed School

The festival offers something for everyone in the family. The Kid’s Fair/Cultural Stage hosts acts such as Kids Hula, Kids Punk Rock and story time. Performances by Spanglish Theater Group and Spoken Word grab children’s attention. There are free activities and games in the kids’ area including attractions like spider climb, pirate ship and monkey bounce.

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Green Pavilion

18th St NW and California St

The Green Pavilion provides visitors with the latest on organic foods, sustainable-living practices, renewable energy and even climate change. Learn about eco-friendly products and services for the home — and even about recycled art. Come out and experience the latest ideas and innovations that can help save and protect the environment. Become educated, enlightened and empowered.

Health Pavilion

18th St NW and California St

The latest news and information on health, sports, fitness and nutrition is shared with visitors. Participate in health screenings and get information on blood pressure and HIV. Take charge of your health. Learn how to optimize your daily fitness for a healthier and better you.

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Kevin Porter is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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