This Saturday: Groundhog Day at Dupont Circle

by February 1, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

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Check last year’s Photos of Potomac Phil at Dupont Circle.(Luis Gomez Photos).

Getting a taste of spring weather this week was something of a tease, considering it’s only the beginning of February — but knowing that spring is right around the corner would make the tease less painful.

On Saturday, February 2, Dupont Circle will celebrate Groundhog Day with the national groundhog, Potomac Phil, who will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. And unlike Punxsutawney Phil, Potomac Phil will also make political predictions.

Live accordion music, polka dancers and local celebrities will also be on-hand for the celebration.

The event will begin at 7:30 am; Phil will emerge to check his shadow at 8 am sharp at the Dupont Circle Fountain. For more information, visit the Dupont Festival website.

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