Adams Morgan Eats in the Streets Food Festival Takes Place Saturday, July 29 from 1 – 8pm

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Adams Morgan celebrates its diverse culinary scene at “Adams Morgan Eats in the Streets” on Saturday, July 29 from 1pm-8pm! The outdoor event will take place during the launch of the 2023 Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone between the 2400-2300 blocks of 18th Street NW. Eats in the Streets will showcase approximately 50 neighborhood restaurants and retailers in streatery spaces along the road closure. Attendees can sample cuisines from across the globe, purchase meals to go, enjoy free entertainment, and wander through an open street closed to vehicular traffic. Participating restaurants will be offering dozens of all-day discounts, a “crowd favorite” menu item for $10 or less, and other fun surprises. Neighborhood retailers will also be onsite selling merchandise, giving out free samples, swag, and more.

Picnic tables will be available for attendees to eat at, enjoy live musical performances throughout the day, and gather with neighbors. Free fitness classes, face painting, a Foamboree for kids, balloon twisting, a chalk art muralist, and other fun activities will be available to event patrons – a schedule can be found online prior to the event. A DC Water misting station and water bottle refill station will be available for the public’s enjoyment and to cool down.

“We are excited about the opportunity to host a community-centered event that brings people together from across the DMV and focuses on our neighborhood’s eclectic food. Eats in the Streets not only allows for increased restaurant space, but also provides space for dozens of our retailers to showcase what makes them unique,” said Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District.

Several thousand (hungry) attendees are expected to be in attendance in support of Adams Morgan businesses. Eats in the Streets will be held rain or shine.

The Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone is brought to you by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID. 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 through the DC Office of Planning.

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Schedule of Activities

Time Event Business Zone
1:00pm & 2pm Exercise Class Hard Training Club D
1:00pm – 2pm* Exercise Class Centerpointe Fitness A
1pm – 6pm Foamboree Foamboree Foamboree C
1pm-8pm Bowtie Contest Christopher Schafer Clothier C
1pm-8pm Hockey Net Game Washington Capitals C
1pm-8pm Chalk Art Rajan D
1pm-8pm Live Music Multiple Bands C
1pm-5pm Face Painting Artstella Productions C
1pm-8pm Big Draw DC Arts Center B
1pm-5pm Balloon Art Artstella Production Roaming
1pm-5pm Penny Farthing Artstella Productions Roaming
1pm-8pm DC Water Misting tent DC Water C
1pm-8pm Bubble Science Because Science A
1pm-2pm Exercise class Centerpointe Fitness A
2pm & 3pm Vinyasa Yoga MINT D

*the Centerpointe Fitness class at 1pm will do warmups in the street before returning to the studio to complete the class

Music Schedule

1-3pm — Attic Sessions
3:30-5:30pm — Justin Trawick and the Common Good
6-8pm — Clarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good

Wristband Discounts

Get your free wristband at the Adams Morgan BID table located in front of 2424 18th St. 

Official Discount Map — note that some have tents set up on 18th St. Click here for that list.

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See the full list of businesses and discounts below