District Bridges Announces Its 12th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival for Saturday, June 17, 2017

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 17th, 2017

Contact: Brianne Dornbush – brianne@districtbridges.org, 202-518-6193

District Bridges Announces Its 12th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival for Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dubbed the best day of the year, the 12th Annual Columbia Heights Day festival will be bigger and better than ever. On Saturday, June 17th the festival will stretch along the 11th Street blocks between Park Road and Kenyon Street and include the Harriet Tubman Elementary School Field in the beautiful neighborhood of Columbia Heights. The festival kicks off at 11 am and will go until 6 pm and is expected to draw over 10,000 people throughout the day.

The festival will have something for everyone. The Main Stage will be rocking a high-energy, fun, and diverse line-up of local bands, set up right next to the Meridian Pint Beer Tent where guests can enjoy some brews and tunes at the same time. Heading down the block guests can grab some scrumptious bites from local restaurant favorites like El Chucho, The Coupe, and Acre 121, to name a few.

Another block down you'll find yourself surrounded by an incredible mix of local vendors representing local businesses, artisans, and organizations who serve this community. You’ll also have the chance to try your arm at dunking some of your favorite local celebrities and community leaders in our charity dunk tank! And of course, no festival would be complete without the famous Bloombars Stage! But the fun doesn't end there... across Kenyon Street and you'll find yourself at the Community Connection Field featuring have more fabulous vendors, food, games, carnival rides, and a Community Stage featuring fun interactive classes like yoga, Zumba, and salsa through the day.

District Bridges, formerly known as the Columbia Heights Initiative, is one of the newest DC Main Streets program designated by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to serve the Ward One neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant. The mission of District Bridges is to enrich neighborhood vitality by bridging community engagement and economic development opportunities so individuals, businesses, and organizations can thrive together. The Columbia Heights Day Festival continues to be a celebration and expression of that mission.

For more information about the festival or to sign up to be a vendor, volunteer or sponsor, please our events page at www.districtbridges.org/2017/events/cohi-day or contact Ariana Martin at ariana@districtbridges.org. See you in June!