MidCity is in the heart of Washington, DC and includes the vibrant 14th and U Street corridors. It's filled with independent arts and music venues, fantastic places to dine and cutting edge shops and boutiques. Every year on the first weekend of August (the hottest of the hot here in DC, hence the name) MidCity businesses come together to hold a neighborhood wide event called the Dog Days Sidewalk Festival. Founded in 2000 by Home Rule, this event has grown from a sidewalk festival including just 6 businesses to now more than 70! It truly is the best time to come explore this amazing neighborhood's history, culture, food, shops, services, and people.