Columbia Heights Day Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

Our neighbor to the west is hosting the 4th annual Columbia Heights Day a week from this Saturday. The community celebration features live music and dance, family activities, local artisans, food and more.

Those wanting to know more can find it after the jump>>

WHAT: 4th Annual Columbia Heights Day

WHEN: Saturday, August 28
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field – 11th & Kenyon streets NW (map – http://bit.ly/CHDAYMAP)
Just 3 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro – Green and Yellow lines

COST: FREE

HIGHLIGHTS:

–        Two stages of live music and dance performances

–        Petting Zoo & Kids Zone, featuring fun games and family entertainment

–        “Taste of Columbia Heights” food booths and popular DC food trucks

–        First-ever “DC State Fair” with prizes for best homemade pie or cupcake, homegrown tomato and more

–        Columbia Heights Community Marketplace farmers’ market

–        Cupcake eating contest, sponsored by Sticky Fingers Bakery

–        NEW! King & Queen of Columbia Heights competition

–        Morning yoga workshop from Quiet Mind Yoga, Dog Show and neighborhood bike tour

–        Appearances by city officials and political candidates

–        More than 70 local businesses and community groups

–        All-day specials at neighborhood restaurants and bars

–        Even more performances all day at BloomBars (3222 11th St. NW)

–        After Hours Party post-festival at neighborhood bars, sponsored by OnTap

SCHEDULE:

10:00 am            Columbia Heights bike tour and scavenger hunt — starts at Tubman Field

10:00 am            Morning yoga from Quiet Mind Yoga — Tubman Field

10:30 am            Dog Show — Tubman Field

11:00 am            Electric 11s (rock) — Main Stage

11:45 am           Queen of Columbia Heights competition — Second Stage

12:15 pm           Czars of Leisure (rock) — Main Stage

1:00 pm            King of Columbia Heights competition — Second Stage

1:30 pm            The Chariots (reggae) — Main Stage

2:15 pm            Batala (percussion group) — Second Stage

2:45 pm            La Unica Irish Band — Main Stage

3:30 pm            Sticky Fingers Cupcake Eating Contest — Second Stage

4:15 pm            Armchairs (rock) — Main Stage

5:15 pm            Belladonna (belly dancing) — Second Stage

5:45 pm            Flex Matthews (hip hop) — Main Stage

WEBSITE: www.ColumbiaHeightsDay.org

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