Join the Crowd at the H Street Festival This Weekend

Yes, it’s hip, it’s edgy, it’s funky, and depending on how late you walk around, maybe even a tad sketchy. But there’s one thing H Street is not, and that’s boring.

And neither is its big day in the sun: the H Street Festival, this year taking place on September 20. We previewed last year’s event, and we’re back to talk about the one happening Saturday.

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What will it look like? Funny you ask. Just take a look below at the video of last year’s event.

If you watched the video or looked at the older post, you know pretty much what to expect from the 2014 H Street Festival. A crush of people and lots of fun things to do.

The festival will include arts and artisans, art cars, live music everywhere, a fashion stage, a pie-eating contest, a tattoo competition and food trucks. Plus, there’ll be characters running around – probably lots of them. And who doesn’t want to be entertained once in a while? As long as you don’t have to take these people home, what’s the harm?

And if all this hasn’t convinced you that this is quite a gathering, last year the H Street Festival won the Washington City Paper Best of D.C. Reader Poll for Best Festival; they won it the year before, too. So, if you show up and have an awful time, it’s your fault!

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The festival takes place from noon to 7 p.m., from 4th to 14th Streets, Northeast.

With the coming D.C. streetcars from Benning Road/Oklahoma Avenue to Union Station, there’s yet another reason to rent an apartment near the H Street Corridor. In a Washington Post report, the city’s Department of Transportation officials say the project will be operating by year’s end. Maybe it would be good to start looking for an apartment there now?

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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