by September 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,308 0

"17th Street Festival"

The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

This weekend’s 17th Street Festival has something for everyone, including the kids! In fact, the Festival will have an entire zone dedicated to kids!

The 17th Street Festival KID ZONE will be on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW). The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling.

The KID ZONE will also include yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions.

The 17th Street Festival take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to activities for kids, the festival includes musical performances, a pet zone, local art, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which “brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.” Additional details are available on the organization’s website. is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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