MidCity Dog Days is set to return to the Borderstan area this weekend.
The annual neighborhood sidewalk sale will take place this Saturday and Sunday on 14th Street NW from Thomas Circle to Florida Avenue NW and along U Street from 7th to 17th streets NW.
The sales will start at 9 a.m. and last until 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Though the festival started in 2000 with six businesses, more than 70 business are expected to show up this year. Participating retailers include Home Rule, Lee’s Flower Shop, Crown Pawnbrokers and Urban Essentials.
MidCity Business Improvement District Formation Director Aaron DeNu says the event has become an area tradition.
“The Dog Days Sale and Festival has been a central unifying event that brings together otherwise disparate efforts,” DeNu said in an email.
“We’re excited to continue this tradition and expand upon its base in the future.”
MidCity BID is a nonprofit that aims to create and explore business opportunities in the area.