Adams Morgan Day 2017 – Sunday, September 10
Adams Morgan Day is an all-volunteer, community-driven celebration of our neighborhood’s eclectic history, culture, businesses and residents. Get involved and help us make this year’s event a huge success!
Adams Morgan Day 2017 needs your participation and donations to celebrate our neighborhood’s eclectic culture, businesses and artistic impulses on Sunday, September 10, from noon to 6 p.m.!
From its humble beginnings in the 1970s, Adams Morgan Day grew into one of the nation’s largest street festivals. In 2015, a small group of Adams Morgan residents and small-business owners stepped in to take up where the previous organizers left off. We had to start from scratch with fundraising, and threw a smaller festival the past two years. This year, we’re ready and determined to close the street again, bringing back vendors and more music.
To close the street, we’ll need to raise about 5X the money we have over the past two years. Most of this will go to city services, emergency services, permits and the like, to keep everyone safe and happy. We also want to make the event FUN! We need funds to pay for sound equipment, bands, and kids’ art supplies to bring it all together. Donations and volunteer time are both very much needed!
Our goal is to make Adams Morgan Day 2017 a day to celebrate the great things our neighborhood offers. The public is invited to every organizational meeting we hold, so join us! We’ve forged new community ties as we prepare to stage our “neighborhood showcase.” With everyone’s help, we hope to build Adams Morgan Day into a bigger festival again this year, but with a truly local focus and total transparency.
We’ll use the money for:
- Design and printing of flyers, banners and t-shirts
- Domain registration and web-hosting
- Permits, insurance, and licensing
- Sound equipment
- DC emergency and law-enforcement presence
why we’re doing it
The Adams Morgan neighborhood is proud of its ethnic diversity, multi-cultural small businesses, and artistic offerings. Like other desirable inner-city neighborhoods, Adams Morgan faces economic-development pressures that threaten to displace its diverse population, as well as its small-scale businesses. These economic pressures often sow controversy and division within the neighborhood.
Adams Morgan Day is a 39-year-old tradition that we don’t want to lose. We want to rebuild it as an event that brings the whole neighborhood together and builds relationships and trust between our new and long-term residents, and between the residential and business communities.
Vendor and Artist applications
If you are interested in being a vendor or artist, please fill out our interest form on adamsmorganday2017.com
If you are interested in being an event sponsor, please contact us at [email protected]