WASHINGTON, DC, August 19, 2022 — Visit Adams Morgan this Sunday, August 21, from Noon to 10pm for an open street, free entertainment for all ages, an abundance of local businesses, and no cars at the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone. As recently announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser, 18th Street NW between Kalorama and Columbia Roads NW will be closed to vehicular traffic on select Sundays for the remainder of the year (August 21, September 4, and October 23,, 2022 – more dates to come). Pedestrians, pets, people on scooters, cartwheelers, stilt-walkers, runners, and bicyclists are all welcome to spread out and move safely and freely through the street. 

The Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone is brought to you by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID. The Adams Morgan Partnership BID has worked tirelessly over the last two years to continue the pedestrian zone that Mayor Muriel Bowser first piloted in June 2020. We hope to continue the closures throughout the remainder of 2022 and beyond. This initiative is generously sponsored by Aetna, a health care company that is working to build a healthier world and is contributing to all of the fun, healthy ways to move throughout the pedestrian zone. Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals and producers with innovative benefits, products and services. The Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone was made possible by the Streets for the People grant program under the DC Office of Planning

Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment along 18th Street throughout the day on Sunday! Exact entertainment locations/zones can be found here. Check out the exciting schedule below:

All Day: Chalk art mural painting on the roadway by artist, Rajan Sedalia

12:30-2:30pm: Face painting

12:30-1pm: Cardio Hip Hop Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger

1pm: All-Level Exercise Class by CenterPointe

1:15-1:45pm: Kid-Friendly Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger

2-4pm: Balloon artist (moving throughout the zone)

2-2:30pm: Cardio Hip Hop Dance Class by MINT Instructor Madeline Roger

3pm: Meditative Yoga Class by MINT Instructor Laura Trejo 

3-5pm: Words Beats and Life presents hip-hop, popping, and TikTok dance workshop series

4-6pm: Penny farthing (moving throughout the zone)

5pm: Doonya (Bollywood dance) by MINT instructor Jeannie Baumann

6:30-9:30pm: Roving juggler with LED lights (moving throughout the zone)

PLUS, more fun surprises throughout the day and at future Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zones!


Additional Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone dates are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 4 from 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday, October 23 from 12pm-10pm
  • More dates to come!


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About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, commercial property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the top 10 neighborhoods in America.