A day full of events, food, music and more at Saturday's Celebrate Petworth Festival

The fourth Celebrate Petworth Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 9th at 11am on the 800 block of Upshur Street with a full day of activities, vendors and plenty to enjoy. Come out to grab food, do a little shopping, enjoy some great music and art and hang with your neighbors!

Here's the day's schedule -- can't wait to see everyone there!

Event Details:

Fun Run 11am-12pm

Sponsored by Capital Park Realty. Join us for a 5K run through Petworth! Registration: $20 fee. You can pay cash the day of before the run. Course is about 5K; see course route map. All participants will be entered to win in a raffle of awesome fitness prizes! Meet at the registration tent on Upshur St at the start. 


Petworth History Tent 11:30-12:30pm

Sponsored by Ryan DaSilva, hosted by Drew Schneider. Come hear the stories of the Petworth neighborhood from long-time resident and biographer Linda White (author of “Back Then, There”) and Jackie Thompson Echavarria, ask questions and share your own experiences.


3-on-3 Basketball Tournament  12-5pm

Petworth Park basketball courts (801 Taylor St NW). Adults are welcome to participate; winning team must have at least one qualifying player. Individuals / Pick-up teams welcome. 

Tournament Rules:

  • This 3x3 basketball tournament will follow “King-of-the-court” rules.
  • First to 21 or high score after 20 minutes of play.
  • Halfcourt Teams may use substitutes before start of play; participants may only play for one team.
  • Ones and Twos Scoring: (One point for field goals inside the arc, two points for outside.) 
  • Format may change based on player consensus.

Eligibility - There are three team categories:

  • Best high school student-led team, ages 14-18
  • Best female student-led team, ages 11-18
  • Best middle school student-led team, ages 11-1

For more information, contact James Salt.


Petworth Dog Show 12:30-1:30pm

Sponsored by Lighthouse Yoga. (Cost: $20 to enter) Registration can be paid by Paypal to celebratepetworth@gmail.com or cash the day of starting at 11:30am in front of Lighthouse Yoga. All dogs are welcome! Proof of vaccinations may be requested. All proceeds support Celebrate Petworth. The Humane Rescue Alliance’s Community Educators will be at the show to offer behavioral and training tips for you and your dogs

Compete for prizes in these categories:

  • Waggiest tail
  • Happiest smile
  • Sweetest kiss
  • Fastest sit
  • Most glamorous
  • Best bark / singing voice
  • owner / dog lookalike
  • Cutest Rescue Alum


PetworthPalooza 2-7pm

Free concert sponsored and hosted by Petworth News. 5 Bands. 5 Hours. $5 drafts. Come out to enjoy 5 local Petworth bands and enjoy $5 drafts from 3 Stars Brewery and food by Short Eats! Located in the Capital Hydroponics gravel lot behind Petworth Citizen, down the "Petworth mural" alley. Learn more >


Petworth Pop Up Fringe Tent featuring:

Food Trucks

Chill Zone

Sponsored by Long and Foster Brookland Office. Come and relax during the festival.

About Celebrate Petworth

A community of volunteers. Celebrate Petworth started in 2014 when a group of community organizers in the Petworth neighborhood of northwest DC came together to create a new kind of neighborhood festival: one that seeks to bring together the residents of our neighborhood, not just for the day of the event, but through the creation of new opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and engagement amongst residents, local businesses, and community-based organizations.
Celebrate Petworth is brought to you by a volunteer-powered Petworth Alliance and Celebrate Petworth Steering Committee. Petworth Alliance is a community organization bringing Petworth residents, neighborhood non-profit and community organizations, and local businesses together to take action to promote positive engagement and community building.