H Street Festival 2012

If you’ve never visited DC before, I personally think the best time to visit is now. Right now, the weather is cooler than our hot and humid weather of summer. This is really the best time to see DC and all of the fun that can be hand, if you know where to look. Plus, it’s festival time in DC! Many communities and neighborhoods in the area host a block party, festival, a day celebrating each ‘hoods diversity, culture, or general mayhem.

This weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating H Street’s revival. Well I got to the party a little later than intended but H Street didn’t disappoint. It was crowded but the weather was lovely which I think makes it a fair trade. (If you’ve experienced DC between June-early October, you know how humid it could be.) It was a lot more crowded than it has been in the past couple of years I’ve attended but hey, that just means that neighborhood is thriving right? Or people really didn’t have plans for the weekend, whatever.

There are so many things to entertain yourself with at festivals like this. It’s a few blocks of vendors selling food, drinks, clothing, and other wares. Also great, is that nonprofits or community groups can also share their information throughout the festival. There is live music, games, and fun involved. My friend and I checked out the Baltimore Rock Opera for their BROlympics. It was pretty epic, high energy show and hilarious to boot. Air guitar ROCK ON!

We then proceed to get drinks at Smith Commons and hang out on the roof deck. Best part, besides the drinking, was that we got to hear the show happening at the CraftClubHouse, also hosted by Smith Commons. From what I could see that area had beer, food, and featured local talent. The music was amazing and the beers didn’t hurt either.

All in all, I love festivals and I can’t wait to hang out at the next one. Cheers Friends!


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