An annual sidewalk festival centered around dogs and local businesses will return to the 14th and U street corridors early next month.
More than 70 businesses, restaurants and organizations are expected to bring deals and freebies to parts of 14th and U streets as part of this year’s MidCity Dog Days festival on Aug. 6 and 7, said MidCity Exploration Manager Hallie Powell.
Founded in 2000, the yearly event has become a tradition where dozens of businesses in the area set up tents with giveaways and fun events for dog lovers and pups alike.
Before the sidewalk sale begins on Saturday, residents will have a chance to celebrate during the festival’s kick-off party at Miss Pixies (1626 14th St. NW) on Friday, Aug. 5. The party will include activities like balloon twisting, photo booths and music from classical jazz band Laissez Foure, Powell said.