Sep 7, 2023 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend events: Adams Morgan Day, Bike Ride and more

People dancing in the street to celebrate Adams Morgan Day.

Adams Morgan Day festival attendees dance in the street. Photo: Cee-Cee Hardy

This weekend in D.C., check out an Adams Morgan Day celebration, the D.C. Bike Ride, the 1A Festival on The Wharf, the Taste of Ethiopia festival in Alexandria and more.

🎉 1. Celebrate Adams Morgan

Spend the day in Adams Morgan supporting local businesses and vendors at D.C.'s longest-running neighborhood festival.

What's happening: Adams Morgan Day brings together the community and showcases local artists, musicians, DJs, dance groups and more.

What they're saying: "Without the community, we could not have the Adams Morgan Day festival," says festival director Cheryl "Cee-Cee" Hardy. "Every facet of the community is part of the planning process. It's really the community's festival."

Flashback: Celebrated annually on the second weekend in September, Adams Morgan Day dates back to 1978, when over 3,000 people attended.

When: 11:50am–7pm Sunday

Where: Adams Morgan

Cost: Free

🚲 2. D.C. Bike Ride

  • Ride the day away on 20 miles of car-free streets through the city 8am Saturday. The finish line will feature a festival with music, local food and more. Standard registration starts at $79.

⚖️ 3. 1A Fest

  • Celebrate the First Amendment with a festival featuring live music, games, speakers, stand-up comedy performances, interactive exhibits and more 11am-7pm on The Wharf. Free.
  • Most activities will take place at the Transit Pier. Free lunch will be at The Brighton.

🇪🇹 4. Taste of Ethiopia

  • Immerse yourself in Ethiopian culture with food, music and art 2–10pm Saturday at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria. Free.

🎭 5. Black Broadway

🎪 6. D.C. State Fair

  • This year, enjoy a flower arranging workshop, a pie eating contest, a performance from the National Hand Dance Association and more. The fair features over 50 exhibitors 10am–5pm Sunday at Franklin Park. Free.

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