Monday, September 7, 2015

The 10th annual Columbia Heights Day is this Saturday! Music, shopping, events, adult obstacle course, more!

It's that time again: the 10th annual Columbia Heights Day festival is upon us. Like in previous years, the event will be on 11th Street from Park to Kenyon and on the Tubman Elementary School field (bounded by 11th, Columbia and Kenyon.)

It runs from noon to 6 pm and there's tons going on: music, arts, local craftspeople, food and drink, an adult warrior obstacle course including a moon bounce (like the Ninja Warrior TV show) plus family and kid events. The event is always a blast, and often local businesses will have deals before, during and after the event, but I haven't heard specifically about that this year.

The organizers are also looking for volunteers, in particular four different kinds of positions: a volunteer manager, volunteers to help with setup, regular volunteers during the day, and volunteers to help take apart the event after it's over. All the volunteers will receive some gifts like t-shirts and snacks, while managers and set-up folks receive a bit more -- in the case of the managers drink tickets, $25 gift card form 11th Street restaurants -- a pretty good deal!

They're holding a volunteer orientation on Thursday at 6 pm Meridian Pint. There's a bit more info on their volunteer page.

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