Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Columbia Heights Day announced: Saturday, Oct. 11 at Tubman School

Columbia Heights Day, our neighborhood's fun annual festival, is coming back for its 8th edition, and the organizers have announced the date: Saturday, October 11th at the Tubman Elementary School field, 11th and Kenyon.

Like previous years, there's a ton of events, arts, music, food and more, both for adults and kids. Here's the agenda so far. The adult tricycle races sound pretty awesome and the petting zoo and eating contests are popular events from previous years.

They're also looking for volunteers and sponsors, see that information below. The event is put on by the  Columbia Heights Day Initiative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. I expect we'll hear more too -- last years had deals from local bars and restaurants after the event, for example.

2014 Festival Schedule & Information
Event: 8th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival
Day: Saturday
Date: October 11, 2014
Festival Hours: 11am to 6pm
Location: On 11th St NW (from Park Rd to Kenyon St NW) & Harriet Tubman School Yard
Street Festival Schedule
12:00pm     Eidelweiss Bands begin – north stage
12:15pm     Harambe w/Baba Ras D. (kids performance) – south stage
12:45pm     Liz the singing Lizard (kids music) – south stage
1:00pm      Dog Show on the north stage
1:30pm      Emergence Community Arts Collective – south stage
2:00pm      Kids painted-face parade
2:15pm      Brazilian Samba – south stage
2:30pm      Dunk you local politician – dunk tank
2:45pm      Belly Dancing performance – north stage
3:00pm      Adult tricycle races – kids zone
4:00pm      Cup Cake eating contest – south stage
4:30pm      Pie Eating contest – north stage
4:45pm      Tamika Love Jones (jazz, R&B, funk) – south stage
5:00pm      Rochelle Rice (Jazz & Blues) – north stage
6:00pm      Festival closes
Family Fun Field Schedule
10:00am           Community Yoga
11:00am           Pre-Kindergarten Field Day activities
11:15am           Uno, Dos, Tres con Andreas – south stage
12:00-5:00pm  Local schools arts showcase
12:00-2:00pm  Harriet Tubman open house with Principle Amanda Delabar
12:00-2:00pm  1st-5th grade Field Day activities
2:00-5:00pm    Community school soccer tournament
All performances and activties are subject to change without prior notice.
Columbia Heights Day is a rain or shine event.
Other Activities
  • Check out dozen of local vendors
  • Screen print your own t-shirt with The Arcade
  • Learn how to fix your bike with The Bike House (12 to 3 pm)
  • Play bocce with DC Bocce
  • Plus, more to do all along 11th Street in Columbia Heights
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