Friday, August 26, 2011

Columbia Heights Day is canceled! Not rain or shine!

Despite the website saying it's on, I just saw a post on their Facebook page -- it's canceled! Here's a press release:
The Columbia Heights Day festival, planned for Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, is now canceled.

Columbia Heights Day Initiative President Sergio Herrera offers the following statement:

"It saddens us to say, due to circumstances beyond our control, the 5th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival is canceled. Many of the companies and services that we rely on to present the festival are unable to perform their contracted duties for us, due to the potential of extreme weather. We sincerely apologize for the last minute notification, but our decision to cancel the festival is based on information provided to us this morning.

“We are in the process of reaching out to all festival participants to make them aware of the event cancellation. Over the coming days, we will be answering specific questions from individual people and organizations regarding this situation. Until then, we thank you in advance for your patience as we sort through the logistics; please stayed tuned to our Facebook and Webpage for updates."
They told me via Twitter that there's no rain date at this time, they only had their permits for one day.


  1. Webpage has been updated to reflect this change! However, indoor festivities at the 11th St NW Bars and Restaurants will continue (drink specials, bands, "collectors item" 2011 Columbia Heights Day t-shirt sales)

  2. The Potomac Bombs are moving their set from the festival to Acre 121 at 4 pm! Come on by for some original string band music from Columbia Heights and sweet deals on food and drink. More info at

  3. Living in MA when Bob hit was fun. We lost power for a week. Took an unexpected trip to Grandmas house in upstate NY for refuge. Fun times. (that was a Cat. 2 btw)

  4. Anyone worried that DC State Fair might not go on either, never fear--we're working on an alternative location. Keep your eyes peeled for further details!


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