Neighborhood Days Coming Up for Columbia Heights, Clarendon

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‘Columbia Heights Day 2009’
courtesy of ‘Mr. T in DC’

Depending on what corner of the DMV you call home, your local neighborhood likely has a good festival staged to bring people together. If you’re in to that sort of thing, here’s two upcoming Neighborhood Days to add to your calendar.

First, coming up this weekend is Columbia Heights Day. The fourth annual event will take place at Harriet Tubman Elementary Field and the area throughout this Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., you can take in two stages of live music and dance performances, as well as plenty of things for the kids (petting zoo, for example) and for foodies. No need for a tracker: the food trucks will be there, too. Finally, it’ll also be the host for the first-ever, delicately-named D.C. State Fair, highlighting local flair in the standard exhibit hall style. Full details for this weekend’s events are available at the Columbia Heights Day Initiative.

Out of town over the next few days? Resident of the Commonwealth? Clarendon’s annual festival doesn’t take place for another month, so you’ll get another chance to block party it up closer to home. Presented by the Clarendon Alliance and going on its 13th iteration, Clarendon Day is actually a worthy trek out the orange line for even District residents to take in some of the flavors of Wilson Boulevard. Coming up on September 25th, there will be plenty of food, music and entertainment for the whole family.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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