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18th Street NW will close for Adams Morgan Day September 8

The annual festival will take place for six hours

A row of buildings housing businesses on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan. The buildings are of various colors but most are three stories.
Buildings on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan

The 41st annual Adams Morgan Day, D.C.’s longest-running neighborhood festival, returns September 8, according to its organizers. The free festival will shut down 18th Street NW between Columbia Road NW and California Street NW to accommodate music, vendors, activities, and other entertainment from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parts of Columbia Road NW will also be involved in the festival, and local businesses and restaurants will offer special deals.

Entertainment stages will be set up on 18th Street NW near Columbia Road NW and outside the Marie Reed Recreation Center, with programming organized by Songbyrd Music House and Record Café. Also, there will be an “Artists’ Alley” featuring interactive demonstrations, arranged by Corinto Gallery, and a student arts and crafts sale at the recreation center, put together by the Marie Reed Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. D.C. Public Library, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, and American University are coordinating exhibits on the history of Adams Morgan as well as community organizing.

Kid-friendly activities sponsored by the Volo City Kids Foundation will be available too. The activities will include soccer, flag football, obstacle courses, corn hole, Connect Four, and Jenga. The Adams Morgan Community Alliance, a nonprofit, is spearheading the festival.