Weekend: MidCity Dog Days Coming Up August 4-5

by Borderstan.com August 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm 2,341 0

"MidCity Dog Days"

MidCity Dog Days: Are you ready to shop? (Luis Gomez Photos)

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It is time for MidCity Dog Days again: Come out and support our local businesses and enjoy our neighborhood. The 13th Annual MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Sale & Celebration this year has a lot to offer.

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Dog Days Sidewalk Sale: This tradition continues to anchor the festival with most of the MidCity Retailers hitting the sidewalks and offering special promotions on their merchandise. Shop your favorite MidCity furniture, apparel and vintage retailers this weekend and you may just score the deal of the year!

The Best in Dog Show: Saturday August 4th from 9:00 to 11:00am at the African-American Civil War Memorial (Plaza at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW) Dog Days will be showcasing the best of the District’s four-legged stars. See what great prizes you could win in this fun competition with categories like: Best Vocalist, Best Puppy, Best Tricks, Best Costume, Best Look-a-Like, and more! Sponsored by Planet Pet, Bank of Georgetown, and the African-American Civil War Memorial. May the best pooch win!

Zumbathon Demo: Saturday, August 4th from 11:00am to 12:30pm. In the spirit of Martha and the Vandella’s, take part in “Dancin in the Street” with VIDA’s ZUMBA instructors. Taking place at 15th and P Streets NW. More information to follow.

Listen Local First Street Music Showcase: Listen Local First will organize pop up street music performances throughout the MidCity Corridor including the Mobile Music Venue–creating alternate exposure opportunities for talented local musicians.

Restaurant Specials: Beat the heat and stop in your favorite MidCity restaurants for drink and food specials this weekend.

Open Houses: Stop into local galleries, venues, banks, and shops for snacks, giveaways, and events throughout the day.

Once run by the MidCity Business Association, currently on hiatus, planning for this thirteen-year tradition has been taken over by the MidCity businesses themselves. This grassroots approach has united local businesses and drawn interest from new retailers as well as restaurants, community centers, and art and music venues. With street musicians, never-ending sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, and events up and down the corridor, the 2012 MidCity Dog Days will be the biggest one yet.

MidCity Dog Days: The Details

  • WHO: Over 70 local retailers, restaurants, galleries, and businesses
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 4 (9:00am to 8:00pm) and Sunday August 5 (10:00am to 7:00pm)
  • WHERE: MidCity Corridor, NW Washington DC: 14th Street (between P Street and Florida Avenue) and U Streets (between 9th Street and 17th Street)
  • THE DETAILS: On the weekend of August 4 and 5, over 70 local businesses will spill out into the streets along the MidCity Corridor to present the 13th Annual MidCity Dog Days event.

Mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend of local shopping, eating, sipping, listening, and people watching, filled with special offers and promotions at every corner. Dogs welcome!

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