Adams Morgan Day in Washington, DC

Adams Morgan Day

Moshe B. Zusman

The 2nd Sunday in September is Adams Morgan Day, an annual neighborhood festival with live music and international food from around the world. Adams Morgan Day has something for everyone! Enjoy sidewalk cafes, colorful vendors, cultural demonstrations, and dances. The Kid's Fair has games, interactive science exhibits (in English & Spanish), clowns, and the Chinese Lion Dancers. The Dance Plaza is a favorite feature with dance performances, live music, & workshops on rumba, Mexican folk, Bolivian, & salsa!

Adams Morgan Day began as a mega-block party in the late 1970s and grew in the 90’s to a massive festival with up to 300,000 visitors. Long-time and new community-minded residents and business owners participate in the annual event, creating a local-grown festival that highlights the unique and historic neighborhood of Adams Morgan in Washington, DC, its ethnic roots, its diverse community, and its variety of pubs, international restaurants, and shops

Location and Transportation

Adams Morgan, 18th St. NW, between Florida Ave. and Columbia Rd., Washington, DC. The Kids Fair is located at Marie Reed School at 18th St. at Wyoming. Two blocks along 18th Street NW (from Columbia Rd. NW to Kalorama Rd NW) will be closed to traffic. 

The best way to get to Adams Morgan Day is to take Metro to the Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan station. Parking is very limited in this part of town.

More Things to Do

The culturally diverse community is home to lots of restaurants, nightclubs, coffee houses, bars, bookstores, art galleries, and unique specialty shops. The restaurants feature international cuisine from just about everywhere from Ethiopia and Vietnam to Latin America and the Caribbean. This eclectic neighborhood is the center of Washington, DC's liveliest nightlife and is popular with young professionals.