Celebrate Petworth: music, food, vendors & more on Saturday, September 14th


Head’s up, the 6th annual Celebrate Petworth Festival is on September 14th, 11am-5pm on the 800 block of Upshur Street NW, and it’s sure to be another amazing event.

There will be local vendors, a large music stage, the popular Dog Show & Contest, Taste of Petworth restaurant sampling and so much more. You can see more info on the Celebrate Petworth website, and keep up with updates on their Facebook page.

  • 9-11am - Youth Basketball Clinic at the Petworth Rec Center, co-ed, for 8-14 year olds. Free t-shirts for the first 100 boys and girls!

  • Taste of Petworth runs all day, offering a really great way to sample all the local restaurants right there at the Festival.

  • 12pm - 1pm: Dog Show & Contest, sponsored by Patrick's Pet Care, is on the Main Stage: 12pm - 1pm

  • 12pm - 3pm: Adopt A Dog or Cat with Humane Rescue Alliance (at the corner of Upshur & 9th) from

  • 2:30pm - 4pm: Petworth Oral History Storytelling at The Lemon Collective (810 Upshur St), and “Record Your Story” with the American University Humanities Truck

Main Stage Lineup:

  • 11:15am To be announced!

  • 12pm: Dog Show & Contest

  • 1pm: American Pops Orchestra

  • 2pm: Keith Butler Trio (local jazz)

  • 3pm: Two's Featuring Joe Herrera + Tetsuya Ueda

  • 4pm: DJ Unown Featuring Flex Matthews

Petworth History

  • Angie Whitehurst, Activist and Ward 4 Resident, StreetSenseMedia.org

  • Sheila White, UDC Student, StreetSenseMedia.org

  • Karen Abbott, Ward 4 Resident

  • August Hayes, Howard University Graduate and Poet

  • C. Etta Powers, Washingtonian Poet

  • Marion Gray, 2019 American Classic Women's Pageant Contestant

Local Historian: C.R. Gibbs presenting "Who Moved Georgia Avenue?!!"

Resident Interviews:

  • Pamela Taylor, Owner & Founder of the Pamela Taylor Dance Workshop

  • Kristal Yancie, Petworth resident

Share your story about living in the Petworth neighborhood! Starting at 12pm at the American University Humanities Truck, parked at 9th & Upshur St NW. The Humanities Truck is a mobile recording studio, with a mission to collect, create, interpret, and curate local stories and return them to the communities they originated from.