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ABOUT

The Dog Days Sidewalk Festival is DC’s best laid-back adventure. Now in its 18th year, the event covers 25 blocks in the heart of Washington, D.C., centered around the MidCity neighborhood’s bustling 14th and U Street corridors. Dog Days draws more than 20,000 visitors to the neighborhood on the first weekend in August each year to experience unique and interactive commerce at more than 100 local businesses. Support your favorite local businesses, then wander the surrounding blocks to explore something new. Meander, explore, and enjoy all that MidCity has to offer! 

Founded in 2000 by Home Rule, this event has grown from a one-block festival to now include the vibrant area on 14th Street NW between Thomas Circle and Florida Avenue, and U Street from 7th Street to 17th Street. This year’s event is supported by the MidCity BID Exploratory Committee, which is seeking to form a business improvement district to beautify and promote the neighborhood [link to partners page]. Connect with #exploremidcity on Twitter @midcitydogdays, Instagram @midcitydogdays, Facebook/MidCityDogDays.

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DOG DAYS KICKOFF PARTY AT MISS PIXIE'S!!

JOIN US FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH 6PM-8PM

TASTY BITES FROM OUR NEIGHBORS AT BARCELONA & LIVE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BY LAISSEZ FOURE

COMING SOON - RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE.COM

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Meet our Ambassadors

The Scandals will be volunteering to guide shoppers and visitors through MidCity during dog days weekend! 

The Washington Scandals Rugby FOOTBALL CLUB WORKS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY, COMMUNITY AND ATHLETICISM IN AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ATHLETES NO MATTER SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE, AGE RELIGION OR FITNESS LEVEL THROUGH LEARNING & PLAYING THE DYNAMIC SPORT OF RUGBY!

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JOINING THE SCANDALS IS DC CHEER TEAM! FILLED WITH HARD WORK, LOVE, LAUGHTER AND A DASH OF GOOFINESS; CHEER DC IS CREATING A UNIQUE MIX OF ATHLETES FOR A FUN DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY.