The second Sunday of each September, the neighborhood that serves as the backdrop for twentysomethings’ Saturday night mischief transforms into a G-rated cultural fest suitable for the entire family, including the dog. The Adams Morgan Day Festival—now in its 32nd year—features two music stages, with performers playing everything from salsa to funk to soul. Artisans will sell their wares, and poets and sitar-players will light up the Cultural Stage. Street vendors will tout food from some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants for mere dollars, and Kalorama Park will be the perfect place to spread a blanket, lie down with your meal, and listen to some live jazz. Every now and again it’s good to remember what 18th Street looks like during the day.
THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE FROM NOON TO 7 P.M. ON 18TH ST, BETWEEN COLUMBIA RD. AND FLORIDA AVE. NW. FREE.